Gugenheim Gregory has over 20 years of experience including the last seven years at the 92nd Street Y as development director. Under her leadership, the development department raised increasingly more support each year, culminating in 30 percent more in contributed income than before she joined the organization. In addition, many capital projects were supported through increased government and foundation funds. She spearheaded the first federal appropriation in support of their work. The Annual Spring Gala now consistently raises more than twice the revenue than before her tenure and corporate sponsorship and underwriting has increased significantly.
Prior to the 92nd Street Y, Gugenheim Gregory was a fundraising consultant. For eight years, she ran Gregory Communications, an independent consulting practice specializing in nonprofit performing arts strategic planning, traditional fundraising and corporate sponsorship. She also worked in fundraising as a director of development at Los Angeles Theatre Center, Playwrights Horizons, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (ART/NY) and spent several years in public broadcasting at KCET/Los Angeles.
Gugenheim Gregory's fundraising achievements include raising $200,000 from the Mellon Foundation for the Theatre Development Fund in New York to compensate for losses sustained at the TKTS subsequent to 9/11; raising the single largest corporate grant ever for a young children's public television series — $3.5 million for "The Puzzle Place"; and raising over $1 million in corporate sponsorship to launch new PRI weekly public radio series "Satellite Sisters," produced by WNYC Radio in New York.
Gugenheim Gregory said in a statement, "Theatre has been my deepest passion ever since I was a child growing up in Manhattan. I was fortunate enough to attend the original High School of Performing Arts as an acting student, right across from Roundabout's Steinberg Center, and to achieve my BFA in Theatre from SUNY Purchase. For me, fundraising for the arts, and for theatre and the Roundabout specifically, perfectly suits my strengths. I look forward to working with the dedicated and creative team at Roundabout."
Roundabout Theatre Company is the New York City not for profit that produces Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and musicals. Roundabout currently produces at three permanent homes: at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, and at Broadway's Studio 54 and the American Airlines Theatre. For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.