Chrysler Museum of Art Appoints Reneé Duval Fairchild as Chief Philanthropy Officer

Chrysler Museum of ArtA headshot of Reneé Duval Fairchild, Chief Philanthropy Officer at Chrysler Museum of Art. has selected Reneé Duval Fairchild as Chief Philanthropy Officer, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She began her tenure on August 28, 2023.

In this senior leadership role, Duval Fairchild will work closely with Erik H. Neil, Macon and Joan Brock Director, collaborating with and managing the Museum’s Development and Membership teams. She is a nonprofit leader with over two decades of experience in fundraising, marketing, and community engagement. Most recently, Duval Fairchild held the role of Director of Corporate Initiatives at Autism Speaks, skillfully cultivated partnerships with corporate and foundation stakeholders, devised corporate strategies with nationwide field teams, and advanced the organization's mission objectives.

Duval Fairchild has also served as Regional Market Director at Alsac/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and in various development positions at Sentara Health Foundation and Virginia Beach SPCA. As an active volunteer, she is a board member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals and for the YMCA on Granby. Duval Fairchild received a bachelor of arts in art and psychology at Virginia Wesleyan University in Norfolk, Virginia.

In making the announcement, Neil said, “Along with her significant experience leading teams and developing strategies for giving, we are looking forward to the energy, enthusiasm, and warmth that she will bring to the Museum.”

“I am honored and excited to join the remarkable team at The Chrysler Museum of Art,” said Duval Fairchild. “I am looking forward to working with an extraordinary Development team and Board of Trustees to continue to uphold the Museum's reputation for bringing art and people together through experiences that delight, inform, and inspire.”

“Congratulations to Reneé on being selected as Chief Philanthropy Officer at the Chrysler Museum of Art,” said ACG Vice President Todd Ahrens. “Reneé brings with her unparalleled experience and commitment to working in the community. We look forward to seeing her support the Museum’s long-term success.”

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