KRISTEN SHANK FINN
KATE CECCHINI BEAVER
Senior Fundraising Program Manager
|An Avalon program manager since 2006, Dara shines in her ability to manage complex fundraising programs and has a knack for developing creative, multi-channel strategies that get results. Her close attention to detail, particularly related to production and data management, ensure the smooth execution and consistent quality of every fundraising campaign she manages. Avalon clients like the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and Galapagos Conservancy have all benefited from Dara’s talents. |
Dara’s previous experiences as Membership Coordinator at The Phillips Collection and Production/Member Relationship Associate for the Smithsonian Institution Contributing Membership program contributed to her comprehensive understanding of membership and marketing programs, particularly related to arts and cultural organizations. In particular, Dara has advised clients on on-site membership outreach, benefits development, and member retention/cultivation strategies.
Dara has a background in jewelry design, printmaking, and art history. She enjoys taking advantage of all the cultural events and opportunities in Washington, DC and likes to travel when she can.