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  1. Giving

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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    Danielle Cheiken

    Alumni Relations Officer

    I am an SFCM alumna '16 with an MM in Vocal Performance. My favorite thing about my time as an SFCM student was the people. I look forward to creating events and other opportunities for our community to engage with each other, as well as help create new relationships for our alumni classes past, present, and future! If you’re an alum of SFCM, I want to hear from you!

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    Rhiannon Lewis

    Director of Institutional Partnerships and Direct Response

    I serve as the link between SFCM and foundations that share our values and our commitment to advancing performing arts education and community programming. If you represent a foundation and are interested in learning more about SFCM or partnering with us, please feel free to contact me.

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    Nic Meredith

    Director of Legacy Giving

    I manage legacy giving and the Ada Clement Legacy Society. You can contact me if you would like to include SFCM in your estate plans or reduce taxes while providing an ongoing benefit to SFCM. I am a choral and French Horn scholar from Winchester, England and currently sing tenor in two choirs as well as run front of house for the free Shakespeare in the Park in Mill Valley, where I live.

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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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    Haley O'Neil

    Major Gifts Officer

    I work with individuals who support all of SFCM’s programs. If you have any questions about how you can make an impact, please reach out! As a classically trained pianist, I’ve always been passionate about the role music plays in our community.

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    Jacqueline Pasek

    Associate Manager of Direct Response and Communication

    I work with SFCM's family of annual donors and coordinate our mail and email campaigns in tandem with Advancement and Marketing and Communications teams. If you have any questions about your annual giving, please contact me.

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    Molly Quinn

    Special Events Manager

    I manage special events at SFCM, creating experiences for supporters 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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    James Steichen

    Director of Individual Gifts



    I work with individuals who support SFCM's many programs and initiatives. If you have any questions about becoming a donor or learning more about funding opportunities please call or email me! I'm a musicologist by training and am passionate about all kinds of music, from chamber music to opera to the American songbook.

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