|New Director of Development Joins Jacob's Pillow|
|12:30PM / Friday, May 03, 2019|
BECKET, Mass. — Ina Clark has joined Jacob's Pillow as director of development.
Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, a National Medal of the Arts recipient, home to America's longest running dance festival, and has recently expanded to become a year-round center for dance research and development.
"I am excited to announce that a development executive as experienced as Ina Clark will be joining Jacob's Pillow," Jacob's Pillow Director Pamela Tatge said. "Her passion for dance is palpable and I so look forward to having her join the excellent development team that's already in place and to working with her to evolve the Pillow's fundraising capacity at this important time in our history."
"I am honored and thrilled to join the Jacob’s Pillow team in an organization like no other. Pamela Tatge and the board's vision for Jacob’s Pillow, and their plan to steward and grow its programs, school, archives, and campus, are both strategically brilliant and tremendously exciting. I can't wait to work in service to them, their supporters, and the Pillow's present and future," Clark said.
As director of development, Clark will work closely with Director Pamela Tatge, Deputy Director A.J. Pietrantone and Jacob's Pillow Board of Trustees to set comprehensive multi-year development and stewardship strategies in support of the Pillow's near and long-term goals. Clark will oversee all aspects of the development operation working to both steward and expand individual donor relationships, as well as build institutional, government, and corporate support.
Clark’s professional experience includes positions in advertising and government with more than 20 years in fundraising and marketing leadership at nonprofits. With a focus on issues like the arts, women's rights, and education, her tenure includes leading New York City Center's fundraising and marketing teams during the creation, introduction, and first five seasons of the acclaimed Encores! series; launching the National Design Awards and corporate programs at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; the rebranding and growth of The Actors Fund (including the then-new Dancers' Resource program); and the creation of Sesame Workshop's first-ever gala event.
Clark has also led successful fundraising at the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Paley Center for Media, IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project), American Ballet Theatre, and most recently served as the vice president for development at the David Lynch Foundation. She served on the Board of the Parsons Dance Company for more than two decades, undertook fundraising and strategy projects for organizations including the Women’s Media Center and HB Studios, and served for 10 years on the Board of Manhattan’s Community Board 5, focusing on Landmarks issues and theater venues.