Caramoor is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Tajbl as Vice President, Chief Development Officer (CDO). Tajbl’s work focuses on building relationships with Caramoor’s various constituencies to support institutional goals and ensure organizational sustainability. As CDO, Tajbl will work collaboratively with artistic and marketing partners to position Caramoor as a vibrant and relevant 21st-century cultural center.
Tracy Tajbl shares: “I’m thrilled and honored to join the Caramoor team. Music, art, and, history have been my longstanding passions, and I’ve been fortunate enough to build a career connecting generous people with arts, educational, and cultural organizations. When I mentioned to a friend that I was applying for this position, he took a look at the Caramoor website and said that it would be a perfect fit for me, given my background in art history and my experience with music organizations. I look forward to working with Ed Lewis, the Board of Trustees, and all members of the Caramoor family to bring new audiences to this unique gem in Westchester County.”
Tajbl brings over two decades of national development experience to her role as Vice President and Chief Development Officer. Prior to joining Caramoor, she served as Assistant Dean for Advancement for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.
Caramoor’s CEO & President, Edward J. Lewis, III states:
“We’re so thrilled to have Tracy join the Caramoor team. She brings a powerful mix of sophisticated fundraising expertise and a passion for our mission that will propel Caramoor’s fundraising efforts to ever greater heights.”
Prior to Syracuse University, Tajbl held leadership positions in development for a variety of arts and cultural organizations, including the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, the Colorado Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony. She was a vice president at Community Counselling Service (CCS), a national fundraising consultancy. During her time at CCS, she served as campaign counsel to the Nashville Symphony, playing a key role in raising $123 million to build the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. That campaign earned the 2007 Association of Fundraising Professionals International Award for fundraising excellence and innovation.
Tajbl has a special interest in mentoring young professionals, and has created and delivered training sessions for fundraisers on a variety of topics. She served on the faculty for the Emerging Leaders in Development Program at the University of Denver and has presented educational sessions at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Conference in Washington, D.C., and at OPERA America. As a member of the Community Counseling Service (CCS) training faculty, she created several masters level courses. Building on her experience in prospect identification and research, Tajbl has presented in WealthEngine’s national webinar series.
An alumna of Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in art history, Tajbl can be found enjoying theater, concerts, and dance performances; visiting museums; unearthing treasures at used book stores; or enjoying the great outdoors in her spare time.
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Caramoor’s mission is to enrich the lives of audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality; mentor young professional musicians; and engage children through interactive, educational experiences that deepen their relationship to and their understanding of music. These three prongs — music performance, musician mentoring, and music education — inform everything it does.
Located on an 80-acre campus in Katonah, New York, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is a 501(c)(3) arts center that has been in continuous operation since 1946. It presents approximately 55 live music performances throughout the year in a wide range of genres, culminating in a major summer season starting in June through early August. Caramoor also trains the next generation of classical musicians and provides music-based arts education to local schoolchildren. Through its public programs and community events, Caramoor annually serves approximately 40,000 people.
Caramoor was the home of arts patrons, Lucie and Walter Rosen, who opened their doors in 1946 to welcome artists and audiences to be inspired by music in the context of their beautiful gardens, historic buildings, and collection of art. Classical music — from chamber and orchestral to opera — forms the core of Caramoor’s programming, but over the years, the programming has grown to include jazz, American Roots, world music, American Songbook, family programs, and more. Caramoor also rents its facilities and grounds for private events.
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