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Fund Development


Provide support to Beck Center for the Arts, and to strengthen the philanthropic stature of Beck, by continuously offering involvement and expertise for ways to identify, build and cultivate new contributed revenue sources.


1.      Provide advocacy for Beck Center, by deepening the understanding of Beck Center’s programs and philanthropic donor engagement, among committee members and the entire Beck community. 

2.      Identify ways to improve Beck Center’s cultivation, solicitation and stewardship programs, through development strategies, which secure new donor relationships, while growing existing donor base.

3.      Explore the role technology plays in fundraising and determine appropriate steps to further integrate social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Instagram, mobile and online giving.

4.      Provide leadership on events, donor participation and outreach programs, including foundation support, appeal programs, future capital and planned giving.

Committee Members:

Chair, Mike O’Brien

Jenni Baker

David Breudigam

Mary Beth DeClerck

Emily Jett

Angie Kazi

Brendan Reynolds

Brad Richmond

Ann Spence

Thomas Wagner

Staff Support

Dena Adler, Director of Development

Megan Torok, Associate Director of Development

Kirsten Goddard, Development Assistant

Kayla Lehman, Annual Giving Coordinator

Spotlight, Beck Center’s annual benefit

This year’s theme “Be Inspired!” highlights a part of our mission that we hold dear. We cherish the ability of the arts to provoke thoughts and feelings through experience and observation. Dance Education at Beck Center exemplifies this function, as it has had an immense impact on our community. This year our honorees are Lynda Sackett, founder of the dance program and outreach, teacher for over 50 years; Melanie Szucs, Associate Director of Dance, faculty member for over 35 years; and Betty Kemper, advocate and champion of our dance program. In show of our appreciation of our honorees, our guests at Spotlight will experience a night full of dance performances created and performed by our students.


The Spotlight Committee meets once a month and comes together to create an evening full of fun and friendship, all while raising funds to support the arts in our community.  The committee helps with auction items, set up, decorations and overall theme. We would love for you to join us on the committee and become an advocate for Beck Center!


For more information on sponsorships, tickets, or how to become a member of the committee, contact any member of the Development Team. We hope to see you there!

Spotlight Committee Members

Traci Nolan - Chair

Mickey Mencin

Chann Fowler-Spellman

Mary Gagen

Dina Davis

Kim Parrish

Liz Wilson Westbrooks

Robin Suttell

Sara Thomas

Paula Thomas

Development Team

Dena Adler,

Kayla Lehman,

Megan Torok,

Kirsten Goddard,

Bryan Buchko