Meredith Barber has been appointed Vice President for Development & Marketing at Merit School of Music (Chicago, IL). Previously the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement at Rising Ground, a nonprofit social service organization in New York City, Barber brings more than 10 years of fundraising and philanthropy experience and track record of increasing revenue and galvanizing support for those in need to the role. Barber will be responsible for managing all fundraising and marketing efforts in support of Merit’s mission to provide equal access to a high-quality music education. Prior to her career in nonprofit management, Barber was a professional opera singer and sang roles with companies such as Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Portland Opera across the country as well as with many local companies and orchestras in Chicago including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Light Opera Works!, Chicago Opera Theater, and others.
“I am delighted to join the Merit School of Music and be a part of its mission to transform the lives of Chicagoland youth through the power of music. As both a nonprofit leader and former professional musician, joining Merit gives me the unique opportunity to combine two of my greatest passions – music and social and I look forward to supporting and promoting Merit’s continued positive impact in the community,” Barber shared.
Published: August 13, 2019