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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Announces New Chief Development Officer



CONTACT: ANGELA WHITEHEAD
Communications & Media Manager

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Phone 937-224-3521 x1138
awhitehead@daytonperformingarts.org 

DAYTON, OH (February 17, 2016) – Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) is pleased to announce that it has named a new Chief Development Officer.  Effective immediately, Amber Rose, current DPAA Director of Corporate Giving, will be promoted to the position of DPAA Chief Development Officer.  Amber Rose has served as DPAA Director of Corporate Giving since March 2014. 

In the role of Chief Development Officer, Rose will be tasked with the goal of assuring that the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance has the financial resources needed to fulfill its mission through the planning and implementation of all fundraising activities.  She will have overall responsibility for the oversight of a staff dedicated to raising contributed income in the areas of individual giving, corporate sponsorships, foundation and government grants, and special fundraising events.

“This new role of Chief Development Officer will give Amber an even greater platform for the professional skills, fundraising instincts, and natural leadership ability she has displayed since she began her work with DPAA,” said DPAA President and CEO Paul Helfrich.  “I am confident she will do a great job working with our patrons, board, staff, performers, Artistic Directors, and volunteers in this new and expanded capacity.”

In her recent role as DPAA Director of Corporate Giving, Rose has cultivated, developed, and enhanced corporate and individual relationships, maintaining relationships with corporate donors for three distinct performing art forms and a wide variety of education programs. She has developed numerous new connections and opportunities for sponsorship of performances. Her efforts have resulted in a 19% increase in DPAA corporate giving for the current season.  Her successes with DPAA over the last two years make her the right selection for the role of Chief Development Officer.

“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to help lead the DPAA, one of the premier performing arts organizations in the region, into a future filled with growth, collaboration, and possibility,” Rose stated about her recent promotion.  “The performing arts bring us together in such profound and magnificent ways.Together we’ll continue to engage audiences with magnificent performances and impact children with exposure to the arts in classrooms across the region.”

Rose was born and raised in the Dayton community, and she holds a strong belief in community engagement.  During her past two years with DPAA, she has played a key role on volunteer committees for two major DPAA fundraising events: the annual DPAA Gala, which surpassed its goal in excess of $165,000 net proceeds, and Party Arty, where her efforts helped achieve a 100% increase in funds raised from 2014 to 2015.
She is actively engaged in additional local boards and committees, including the Board of Directors for Dayton Habitat for Humanity and The University of Dayton Athletic Advisory Committee. She also serves as a mentor for the University of Dayton Women in Business organization.

Prior to joining the DPAA, Rose worked as the Community Relations Coordinator at The Salvation Army and served in a leadership capacity opening The Salvation Army Kroc Corps Community Center as the Director of Education. She has also worked as a Relationship Manager at Chase Bank and as Events Coordinator at the University of Dayton.  Rose is a proud graduate of the University of Dayton.

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About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.
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