Amy Donohue Named as Monterey Jazz Festival Director of Development

Monterey, Calif.; May 31, 2018; Monterey Jazz Festival, a leader in jazz education since its inception in 1958, is pleased to announce that Amy Donohue has been named as the Festival’s Director of Development.

Ms. Donohue has decades of experience in the education and non-profit fields, from Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, to Stanford University, and most recently, as a Vice President of Major Gifts & Resource Development at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica.

At Stanford University, she spent nine years as the Administration Services Manager where she oversaw academic and business administration for the Program in Human Biology and the Department of Economics. Donahue additionally spent nine years at Hope Services in San Jose as the Resource Development & Grants Manager, where she managed all aspects of a successful grants program including private foundation, federal government and city grants. She also spent nearly nine years as the Executive Director at the Carmel Public Libraries Foundation, where she successfully grew the endowment to $6.9 million, a $3 million increase over six years.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to have someone who has such deep experience in the non-profit community and who is so respected in the non-profit field join the MJF team, said Colleen Bailey, MJF Executive Director. “Amy will work alongside Elizabeth Welden-Smith, our Director of Marketing and Strategic Relations who has successfully increased the corporate, foundation and individual support for this organization over the last three years.”

“I am excited to join Colleen Bailey and my new colleagues at the Monterey Jazz Festival,” said Donohue. “The Festival’s mission speaks deeply to me for its joyful energy and spirit of innovation, and for its power to be a positive social influence in what can be challenging times. I’m thrilled to play a role in advancing this important and life-enhancing mission.”

About Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz, expands its boundaries, and provides opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs.


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Timothy Orr, Marketing Associate
Monterey Jazz Festival
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