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SDSO appoints Old Globe fundraiser head of institutional development!

Schultz Joins Symphony

San Diego Symphony appoints Old Globe fundraiser head of institutional development

By James Chute

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"The San Diego Symphony has named Todd Schultz, director of development for the Old Globe Theatre, vice president of institutional advancement.

Schultz will be responsible for all of the symphony’s fundraising. He’ll also work with CEO Martha Gilmer and board leadership on board development and governance. He is expected to start his new position on June 23.

“It was obvious to me when I met Todd that he was passionate about music,” said Gilmer in a statement. “He remembers hearing Jahja Ling conduct Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in his first San Diego Symphony concert as music director.

“This passion – combined with a thoughtful and strategic vision for ensuring the financial support of our orchestra along with his warmth and demonstrated ability to connect with people – made him the ideal person for this position.”

Prior to taking over the Old Globe’s fundraising efforts in 2004, Schultz had served as marketing director for the Los Angeles Opera, the Atlanta Opera and the San Diego Opera. Among his achievements at the Globe was a successful $75 million capital and endowment campaign.

“Todd Schultz has a national reputation in securing the financial success of each institution for which he has worked including both the earned revenue side and in his leadership on the philanthropic side,” said Shearn Platt, chairman of the symphony board and a member of the search committee. “He communicates a strong philosophy about how to create a cohesive strategy to support our efforts in connecting with our donors and our audience.”"


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