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Kathleen Nicely '92 Named Development Director of New California Arts Center

March 9, 2004

March 9, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - Kathleen C. Nicely, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, and "a fund-development specialist from the Washington, DC, area has been hired to raise money for Modesto's planned Gallo Center for the Arts," states an article in California's Modesto Bee. "The almost $40 million center will have a 1,200-seat theater and a 400-seat theater and is scheduled to open at 10th and I streets in spring 2006. The cost includes $34.89 million for land and construction. Nicely's main goal is to raise the remaining $5 million needed for furnishings and theatrical equipment such as lighting and sound systems."

Nicely comes to California from Wealth ID, a Maryland-based fund-raising consulting firm. She previously served as director of external relations and admissions at the University of Maryland School of Music, "where she launched the school's first development campaign and ongoing annual fund. She also assisted in fund raising for the university's $130 million Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and held development positions at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia," the newspaper points out.

Kathleen Nicely tells the Bee, "I'm very passionate about what this represents because I've really benefited from my background in the arts." The story notes, "A native of Indiana, Nicely majored in music at DePauw University in that state, playing French horn and singing (she's a mezzo-soprano). She earned a master's degree in arts administration from Indiana University."

You can access the complete story at the newspaper's Web site by clicking here.

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