Released June 18, 2014
Salem, MA -- Following an extensive national search, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) 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.
ABOUT THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is one of the oldest and fastest growing museums in North America. At its heart is a mission to enrich and transform people's lives by broadening their perspectives, attitudes and knowledge of themselves and the wider world. PEM celebrates outstanding artistic and cultural creativity through exhibitions, programming and special events that emphasize cross-cultural connections, integrate past and present and underscore the vital importance of creative expression. Founded in 1799, the museum's collection is among the finest of its kind boasting superlative works from around the globe and across time -- including American art and architecture, Asian export art, photography, maritime art and history, as well as Native American, Oceanic and African art. PEM's campus affords a varied and unique visitor experience with hands-on creativity zones, interactive opportunities, performance spaces and historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House, a 200-year-old house that is the only example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in the United States.
HOURS: Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm, and the third Thursday of every month until 9 pm. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
ADMISSION: Adults $18; seniors $15; students $10. Additional admission to Yin Yu Tang: $5. Members, youth 16 and under and residents of Salem enjoy free general admission and free admission to Yin Yu Tang.
INFO: Call 866-745-1876 or visit pem.org
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