GMCW names its first director of development

GMCW names its first director of development

The Gay Men’s Refrain of Washington DC (GMCW) announces the using the services of of André Coleman as the organization’s inaugural director of advancement. He will be accountable for taking care of and employing the growth system and partnering with other team to encourage an organizational tradition of philanthropy.

André Coleman

Prior to becoming a member of GMCW, Coleman served as the affiliate director of philanthropy at Chorus America, exactly where he led development efforts and partnered to conceive and carry out the organization’s first regranting program. Prior to Refrain The usa, he served as institutional offering officer at Washington Doing Arts.

“We are thrilled to welcome André to our team,” suggests GMCW Executive Director Justin Fyala. “He provides with him a wealth of expertise that we know will bolster our philanthropic endeavors and expand our growth software.”

“I’m honored to sign up for GMCW as its extremely to start with director of progress to support this presently flourishing firm get the future ways towards its ambitions,” says Coleman. “It’s been a tricky 18 months for the arts so I’m keen to construct on the outstanding foundation presently in place, forge further interactions with our current patrons and donors, catch the attention of new donors and corporate partners, and more refine GMCW’s situation for aid.”

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The Gay Men’s Refrain of Washington, DC (GMCW) is an internationally regarded firm that conjures up equality, justice, and inclusion by the doing arts. Our firm is comprised of a 300-member flagship chorus, the GenOUT Youth Chorus for LGBTQ+ and allied younger men and women ages 13-18, the chamber ensemble Rock Creek Singers, the a cappella group Potomac Fever, the gospel/inspirational ensemble Seasons of Adore, and the dance troupe 17th Road Dance.

Because 1981, GMCW has introduced powerful, sophisticated, entertaining, and enlightening concert events to hundreds of 1000’s of folks in the nation’s cash, all-around the United States, and at worldwide venues. Our period is anchored by 3 main displays offered at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC. Live performance seasons may well also incorporate a cabaret, a classical tunes concert, or a Broadway musical. In addition, the main refrain and our tiny ensembles take part in above 125 outreach performances each time.

GMCW is the voice of LGBTQ+ folks in Washington, DC, owning done at situations for President Biden, the Kennedy Middle Honors (for which GMCW has carried out two times), inaugural festivities for Presidents Clinton and Obama, traditionally sizeable ceremonies together with the memorial assistance for Frank Kameny, the interment provider for Matthew Shepard, and the celebration of the Supreme Court’s relationship equality conclusion in United States v. Windsor. In addition to these superior-profile occasions, GMCW and its compact ensembles can be located carrying out weekly close to the DC Metro region at faith communities, businesses, and universities, selling justice and equality for all by way of song.

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