The Handel and Haydn Society (H+H) is pleased to welcome Marion Westgate as the new Director of Major Gifts.
Marion joins H+H from the Union of Concerned Scientists, where she successfully managed Midwest and New England portfolios as a Senior Major Gifts Officer. Prior to this role, Marion worked at the WGBH Educational Foundation, in roles as a Senior Development Officer of the Major Annual Fund, and as a Major Gifts Officer. With WGBH, Marion cultivated, solicited, and stewarded major donors, closing 5- and 6-figure gifts, while collaborating closely with leadership, board members, and volunteer leaders to expand support.
In her new role as Director of Major Gifts at H+H, Marion will provide leadership in the implementation of the major gifts program, which supports general operations, special projects, and the endowment. Marion will focus on identifying, qualifying, and growing the pipeline of major donors, as well as prospecting and cultivating new donors with interests in various aspects of H+H’s programming. Marion will be a mentor and teammate to a collaborative, nimble, supportive team, and will advance H+H’s goals of creating an inclusive and diverse organizational culture. Marion is excited to bring her passion for music, and robust development experience in non-profit organizations to Handel and Haydn Society.
About Handel and Haydn Society
Boston’s Grammy-winning Handel and Haydn Society (H+H) performs Baroque and Classical music with a freshness, a vitality, and a creativity that inspires all ages. H+H has been captivating audiences for 208 consecutive seasons (the most of any performing arts organization in the United States), speaking to its singular success at converting new audiences to this extraordinary music, generation after generation. Today, H+H’s Orchestra and Chorus delight more than 50,000 listeners annually with a ten-week subscription series at Boston’s Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, and other leading venues. Inspired by its mission, H+H is fully committed to bringing its music to people in ever more diverse communities across Boston, and to encouraging their involvement. For more information, please visit https://handelandhaydn.org/