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  1. Barbara Engel

    The young white girl on the right of the photo is Libby Shufro. i looked up her info on google and I’m attaching her linked-in info.

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    Libbie Shufro

    Organizational Strategist and Director, Special Initiatives

    Greater Boston Area
    Nonprofit Organization Management

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    Libbie Shufro’s Overview

    Current

    Principal at AdLib Consulting

    Past

    Executive Director at Springstep
    Consultant at The Commonwealth Compact, Diversity Initiative, UMASS, Boston
    President and CEO at Boston Center for the Arts (BCA)

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    Education

    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Connections

    500+ connections

    Libbie Shufro’s Summary

    Vision-driven social entrepreneur who mobilizes ideas, people and resources to achieve results. Strategic thinker who catalyzes opportunities to advance mission and sustainabiity. Empowering manager that strives for excellence through teamwork and collaboration. Bridge builder between arts, education and economic for community benefit.
    Specialties

    Strategic planning and innovative program design
    Project management and evaluation
    Organizational advancement and energized fundraising
    Creative marketing and communications
    Strategic partnerships and coalition-building
    Libbie Shufro’s Experience
    Principal
    AdLib Consulting

    September 2010 – Present (2 years 8 months) Greater Boston

    Special initiatives include:

    > Peacebuilding and the Arts Program,
    International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Brandeis University

    > Designed Creative Campus Initiative to utilize the arts to advance 21st century skills at UMASS Boston

    > Designed Artist in Residency of Up You Mighty Race Theatre Co in collaboration with Department, Africana Studies, UMASS Boston

    > Produced and promoted exhibitions and related programming for Don West Photography and African American Master Artist in Residency Program forr 2011 National Urban League Conference
    Executive Director
    Springstep

    December 2008 – August 2010 (1 year 9 months)

    Center for the Cultural Arts, an award- winning facility and program founded in Medford, MA to promote cross- cultural appreciation and exchange through dance and music.
    • Developed 3-year strategic business plan to achieve dynamic sustainability.
    • Expanded performance and gallery showcase accompanied by workshops for youth and families.
    • Doubled financial return and attendance of annual benefit event.
    • Received state and city citations for leadership in support of diversity and the creative economy.
    • Initiated joint programming and promotions with affiliated cultural organizations and local businesses.
    (Specific partnerships with AMAARP (African American Master Artists in Residency Program) Medford Family Network (MFN) and Bulgarian American Center (MADARA)
    • Awarded major Cultural Facilities Grant (2009) .
    • Recruited “new chapter” governing and entrepreneurial board.
    • Secured series of major articles and promotions in local and Greater Boston press.
    Consultant
    The Commonwealth Compact, Diversity Initiative, UMASS, Boston

    January 2008 – January 2009 (1 year 1 month)

    An initiative to make Massachusetts a location of choice for people of color.
    • Developed strategic framework and development plan in support of 3-year pilot Initiative.
    • Raised $250,000 seed corporate and foundation seed funding.
    • Advisor to Dean, McCormack Institute, Staff Management Team and Steering Committee.
    President and CEO
    Boston Center for the Arts (BCA)

    2001 – 2008 (7 years)

    A performing and visual arts complex showcasing the visual and performing arts of metropolitan Boston and providing an engaging environment for artists and audience
    • Transformed BCA into fastest growing citywide arts and entertainment destination.
    • Expanded BCA campus to include Stanford Calderwood Theatre Pavilion with two new state-of-the-art theatres and jazz café, The Beehive.
    • Grew and stabilized operational budget, turning around significant deficit.
    • Forged common vision and goals from previously disparate and conflicting priorities.
    • Revitalized core visual and performing arts programming.
    • Initiated a national environment design competition to renovate the BCA plaza and public spaces.
    • Increased the number of visitors to the BCA by 100%, from 100,000 to 200,000 annually.
    • Raised $1 million of new capital funds for renovation of historic buildings.
    Vice-President, External Affairs and Development
    YWCA Boston

    Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

    January 1998 – January 2001 (3 years 1 month)

    and service organization with a mission to empower women and eliminate racism.
    Engaged diverse stakeholders in strategic planning.
    Spearheaded a public forum on emerging issues facing women in the economy.
    Grew funding at 19% average annual rate over 3 years, resulting in $1.7 million fund
    Launched strategic visibility campaign with Channel 5
    Vice-President, Resource Development
    ACCION International

    Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Financial Services industry

    January 1991 – January 1997 (6 years 1 month)

    A microenterprise organization creating access to economic opportunity for working poor. Increased private sector funding over five years at the average annual rate of 23%.
    Organizational and Fundraising Consultant
    Villa Victoria Cultural Center

    1990 – 1991 (1 year)

    • Developed plan for Villa Victoria Cultural Center to fulfill National Endowment for the Arts challenge grant.
    • Researched cultural program concepts for WGBH, Boston Public Television.
    • Evaluated Multicultural Assessment Project, National Association of Independent Schools.
    • Managed Concert Dance Company, nationally recognized contemporary dance repertory company.
    Executive Director
    Concert Dance Company

    1990 – 1991 (1 year)
    Executive and Program Director
    Massachusetts Cultural Alliance (MCA)

    1981 – 1989 (8 years)

    A statewide trade association, providing management services and advocacy for 300-member organizations.
    • Directed Statewide Cultural Agenda to stimulate collaboration of arts, business and education sectors.
    • Spearheaded $500,000 public relations campaign with State Department of Tourism.
    • Launched the Organizational Development Project securing $430,000 to develop entrepreneurial capacity of small arts and cultural organizations.
    • Increased organizational membership by 36%, achieving statewide base of 300.
    Libbie Shufro’s Skills & Expertise

    Grant Writing
    Non-profits
    Fundraising
    Board Relations
    Entrepreneurship
    Leadership
    Arts Administration
    Stewardship
    Planned Giving
    Prospect Research

    Libbie Shufro’s Certifications

    Leadership for Excellence
    Harvard University; Hauser for Nonprofit Organizations
    Leadership for Change
    Boston College
    Estudio de Literatura
    Univerisdad Autonimo de Madrid

    Libbie Shufro’s Education
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    BA, Latin American Studies

    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    MA, Curriculum and Instruction; Bilingual Education

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