Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) has selected Sarah Sullivan as its new Vice President of Development, following an international executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She will officially begin overseeing all aspects of MOLAA’s development operations on July 16, 2018.
Ms. Sullivan has more than 20 years of experience in the arts and higher education. Since 2016 she has worked at Rhode Island School of Design, most recently serving as Senior Director, Institutional Engagement. During her tenure, she led the Institutional Engagement fundraising team, where she oversaw major gifts, annual fund, events, stewardship, and institutional giving. She also helped set, implement, and achieve the objectives outlined in the school’s strategic fundraising plan. Ms. Sullivan’s other senior level development roles included Chief Advancement Officer at Southern California Institute of Architecture; Executive Director of Development at California Institute of the Arts; Director, Campus Development Initiative at Art Center College of Design; and Assistant Director of Development at University of California, Los Angeles Hammer Museum. Ms. Sullivan holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Texas, Austin, as well as a master of arts in medieval history from UCLA.
In making the announcement, MOLAA President and CEO Dr. Lourdes Ramos said, “After an intensive search process, I am pleased to welcome Sarah Sullivan as MOLAA’s Vice President of Development. Her extensive experience and knowledge adds to the extraordinary team of professionals already in place working towards MOLAA vision for the future that will benefit us all.”
“I’m excited to be joining MOLAA at this moment as Vice President of Development,” said Ms. Sullivan. “Under the leadership of Dr. Lourdes Ramos and with its recent AAM accreditation, MOLAA is poised for transformative growth. Fundraising will be key to achieving MOLAA’s ambitious goals. I look forward to working with Dr. Ramos, the museum’s board, staff, and supporters to expand the institution’s sphere of influence and broaden its international reputation and curatorial vision.”
“It was such an honor to work with the Museum of Latin American Art once again, and we are thrilled to have helped place Sarah Sullivan in this critical role within the organization,” said ACG Vice President Shawn D. Ingram. “Ms. Sullivan’s extensive development experience in major gifts, memberships, and corporate and foundation relations will be invaluable as she leads MOLAA through its next phase of philanthropic growth.”