Overture Center for the Arts Vice President for Advancement Glenda Noel-Ney has accepted a position with the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, Overture Center for the Arts President and CEO Ted DeDee has announced.
“Glenda’s impact on Overture has been significant, to say the least,” said DeDee in a statement. “Under her leadership we have reached fundraising goals never thought possible in the last five years.”
Noel-Ney will leave Overture on April 10 and Bruce Matthews will start in his interim role on the same day.
“Our donor base has risen to more than 7,000 individuals and corporations,” said Board President Betty Harris Custer in a statement. [Noel-Ney] has been key in helping us recruit 24 Local Legends, including a new couple just this week. These Local Legends have made major gift commitments to motivate and challenge additional gifts from our community.”
Gifts from donors to support Overtures Racial Equity Initiatives have brought hundreds of children and their families to Overture events. Most recently, Noel-Ney has been spending more time working with Custer on the plans for raising a new endowment for Overture.
“To say that Glenda will be missed is an understatement,” said Custer and DeDee in a statement. “We all owe Glenda a heartfelt thanks and congratulations to everything she has done to advance the Overture brand and to motivate donors to support what we accomplish together.”