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Meet Advancement

Welcome to the family.

Our advancement team includes trained musicians and professionals who understand what SFCM needs to thrive. We’re committed to connecting SFCM supporters with students and faculty in significant, enduring ways. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about supporting SFCM with a gift that is meaningful to you.

Contact Advancement

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    Kathleen Nicely

    Vice President of Advancement

    I lead all advancement efforts, including the capital campaign for the new residence hall. To play a part in improving our students' experience is close to my heart, having worked on other capital projects in the arts and having studied and majored in music myself. If you have questions about the campaign or partnering with SFCM, please feel free to contact me.

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    Thea Hashagen

    Director of Proposal Development and Advancement Communications



    I manage institutional grants for SFCM, submitting proposals and reports to corporate, foundation, and government endowment, campaign, and annual fund supporters. If you work for an organization that is interested in supporting our students or the Conservatory as a whole, please reach out!

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    Mia Macaspac

    Senior Donor Events Manager.



     I organize and produce internal fundraising events at SFCM, creating experiences for constituents to engage with the school and see first-hand the impact of their generosity. If you have questions about a particular event, please contact me.

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    Nic Meredith

    Director of Legacy Giving

    A choral and French Horn scholar from Winchester, England, I am responsible for our Legacy Giving program and manage the Ada Clement Legacy Society. You can contact me if you would like to discuss how to include us in your estate plans to make an impact for generations to come.

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    Shannon Moats

    Director of Advancement Operations

    I support SFCM's fundraising efforts by overseeing our donor database as well as providing reports and data analysis as a resource to the fundraising team.

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    Lanlian Szeto

    Director of Individual Philanthrophy



    I manage the Major Gifts program and work with individuals who support SFCM's many programs and initiatives. I believe music and education are essential in connecting our communities and building toward a better society. If you have any questions about how to make an impact or to learn more about funding opportunities, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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    Danielle Blechle

    Data and Operations Coordinator



    I support SFCM's Advancement Team through gift processing and donor database support!

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