The Fort Wayne Philharmonic announced today that it has named Brittany Hall as assistant managing director. Hall comes to the Fort Wayne Philharmonic from the Binghamton Philharmonic in Binghamton, New York, where she has served as its executive director.
With the Binghamton Philharmonic for 6 years, Hall first acted as its director of development before being named executive director. There she helped to grow audiences while restructuring board and staffing operations. As a fundraiser, Hall increased corporate sponsorships by 500%, reorganizing current packages and doubling the investment of most sponsors. She better positioned the Philharmonic in the corporate community, and was subsequently appointed to the Chamber of Commerce board.
As the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s assistant managing director and a valued senior member of the leadership team, Hall will be responsible for the strategic development, management, implementation, and evaluation of all fund-raising programs that support the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s exceptional artistic, education and community engagement programs and mission. She will be a key leader assisting the managing director in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives, and monitoring daily operations, while serving as a thought partner for new ideas.
Areas of fundraising concentration will include leading a department of four in planning and executing all annual fund campaigns, sponsorship, capital, endowment, and planned giving programs, as well as providing support for volunteers in the execution of fundraising events and benefits.
Hall will also manage contributed revenue programs of nearly $5 million annually in support of the Philharmonic’s growing portfolio and reputation for artistic excellence and community engagement. She will help ensure the generation of financial resources for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s new era of innovation in the areas of artistic excellence, education, community engagement, and audience development.
In her duties as assistant managing director, Hall will also assist in union contract negotiations, lead the 3-Year budget planning process, help develop organizational infrastructure, and work with the managing director on issues related to daily administrative operations.
Said Hall: “I am honored to be joining Jim Palermo and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic family as the new Assistant Managing Director. We share a collaborative vision for the future of the orchestra and I am looking forward to the opportunity to make a difference for one of the great arts organizations in Fort Wayne. The passionate commitment of the board and staff to the future coupled with the remarkable quality of the orchestra within a vibrant community are thrilling. I look forward to working with the Philharmonic's outstanding musicians, board, and staff to continue bringing extraordinary orchestral experiences to the community of Fort Wayne.”
Said Managing Director, James W. Palermo: “Brittany combines a proven track record as a successful fundraiser with excellent managerial experience. I look forward to working with her on an executive level to advance the vision and strategic plans of the Philharmonic into the future. All of us at the Philharmonic welcome Brittany to Fort Wayne.”
Hall begins her tenure with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic on September 3.