Following an extensive national search, the Peabody Essex Museum
announces the appointment of Amanda Clark MacMullan to the position of chief philanthropy officer. Recently managing partner and chief development officer for the venture philanthropy fund New Profit Inc., MacMullan brings nearly 15 years of high-level fundraising experience from the education and nonprofit sectors. At PEM, MacMullan will cultivate global support for museum initiatives and lead the final phase of the museum's $650 million Advancement Campaign.
"Ms. MacMullan -- a dynamic and highly experienced fundraiser, strategist and Asian studies expert -- joins PEM's talented staff and board at a very exciting time as the museum continues to increase its reach and impact at home and around the world," said Dan L. Monroe, The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Director and CEO of PEM.
MacMullan brings a robust portfolio and an impressive track record of fundraising successes to her new position at PEM. At New Profit Inc., MacMullan spearheaded a three-year, $140 million campaign which, under MacMullan's guidance, raised $72 million in its first year. During her former tenures at Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Law School, MacMullan was responsible for securing numerous seven- and eight-figure gifts. As assistant vice president of the Boston University's Global Leadership Development Team, MacMullan's team raised one third of the university's ambitious $1 billion dollar goal. She was responsible for closing the lead gift for a $60 million Student Service Center as well as essential for soliciting gifts at the $25 million+ level.
"I am thrilled to join PEM, an organization that is committed to transforming people's lives by broadening their perspectives," said MacMullan. "It is this 'mission-in-action' culture of the museum that supportive patrons and partners - as well as I - find utterly inspiring."
A speaker of Mandarin, MacMullan holds a B.A. in history from Bowdoin College and an M.A. in East Asian languages and cultures from Columbia University.