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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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    Cimeron Ahluwalia

    Director of Donor Engagement and Experiences

    I manage donor engagement 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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    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

    Donor Engagement Manager



    I facilitate donor stewardship and engagement at SFCM, creating opportunities for patrons to experience the arts in different ways. As a dancer, I have a passion for the arts and bringing people together. If you have any questions about any events at SFCM, please reach out to 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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    James Steichen

    Director of Principal 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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    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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