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New Senior Director of Development Joins Curtis Staff

Marci Generose will lead a team to collaboratively deepen donor relationships with the school

Marci GeneroseCurtis is pleased to welcome Marci Generose to its staff as Senior Director of Development, beginning May 3, reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Ms. Generose comes to Curtis from Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute, where she held increasingly senior positions since 2000, most recently as Director of Donor Relations. A supporter of Philadelphia’s arts scene, she serves on the board of BalletX.

In her new role Ms. Generose will lead Curtis’s annual fundraising efforts, demonstrating the school’s impactful place in music education, including its unique status as a presenter, especially in the lead-up to the centenary celebration in 2024. As a longtime Philadelphia resident, she will sustain existing relationships and build new connections with local philanthropists and music lovers. Ms. Generose also brings significant experience in event management and special programs that celebrate institutions and their supporters.

“I’m honored to be joining the Curtis team and look forward to working with its donors, staff, faculty, and students as we prepare to celebrate Curtis’s centennial. Curtis is a fundamental part of arts and culture in Philadelphia and I’m excited to become part of that amazing story.”