PHILADELPHIA (CelebrityAccess) – The Mann Center for the Performing Arts announced that Joan Roebuck-Carter has been appointed to the role of Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
Roebuck-Carter, who comes to the Mann from the Kimmel Center, which is also located in Philadelphia, will begin her tenure on June 3, 2019.
A fundraising veteran with 20 years of experience, Roebuck-Carter has served as Senior Director of Development and Institutional Support at the Kimmel Center for more than eight years. During her time at the Kimmel Center, she revived the Kimmel’s Corporate Giving Program and helped lead efforts to raise $25 million in funds from corporations, foundations and government entities.
Prior to working in development, Roebuck-Carter had a career in television production starting in TV news in Pittsburgh, Pa., and later serving as Senior Associate Producer at the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Roebuck-Carter’s announcement comes just days after Mann Center Executive Vice President Nancy Newman announced her retirement from the organization.
“After 20 years, I am stepping down from my position as Executive Vice President at the Mann effective later this summer. These years, working on behalf of one of Philadelphia’s most treasured cultural institutions, have been very special ones for me both personally and professionally. In addition to presenting great performances, we have worked to create a sense of place at the Mann where all of our donors and patrons feel welcomed and ‘at home,’” Newman wrote.
“It is a bittersweet moment for me, personally and professionally, as we celebrate all that Nancy Newman has been to the Mann throughout her career here. She leaves the Mann on very solid footing and will continue to serve in an advisory capacity through 2019,” Cahill said. “This change is made easier, though, through our very good fortune of being able to welcome Joan Roebuck-Carter to our team. Joan has a successful track record of driving fundraising results, fostering long-standing donor relationships and leading teams that continually exceed fundraising goals,” Mann President and CEO, Catherine M. Cahill said.