Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center has selected Ekaterina “Katya” Luchanskaya as Director of Development, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She began her tenure on April 30, 2022.
Luchanskaya is an arts nonprofit professional with over 14 years of experience. She has worked in institutional and individual fundraising at top arts institutions, including BRIC Arts Media, the PROTOTYPE Festival, Cal Performances at UC Berkeley, the MacDowell Colony, and the New York Philharmonic. Most recently at Oakwood Arts, Luchanskaya oversaw over $350,000 in annual fundraising and strategized innovating development approaches for long-term sustainability.
She has also worked as a grant maker at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. An erstwhile pianist, Katya holds a bachelor of arts in music and Russian studies from Bucknell University and a master of arts in music history from Hunter College, CUNY. She loves to explore the outdoors with her family and is thrilled to make her home in beautiful Vermont.
In making the announcement, Executive Director Hope Sullivan said, “We are thrilled to have Katya Luchanskaya join the team at Spruce Peak Arts as Director of Development. Her strong nonprofit background and entrepreneurial approach will be essential to achieving our ambitious strategic goals in the years to come.”
“I am incredibly honored to join the Spruce Peak Arts team,” said Luchanskaya. “It is clear that this organization is very special to the Stowe community and beyond and poised for immense growth in the coming years. I am especially excited to help support Spruce Peak Arts as it expands its programming both on stage and through its education and community engagement work in the region.”
“Congratulations to the search committee, board, and staff of Spruce Peak Arts on the announcement of Katya Luchanskaya as the new Director of Development,” said ACG Vice President Shawn D. Ingram. “A proactive, charismatic, and accountable professional, Luchanskaya brings focus and expertise to the organization’s existing development program. We look forward to the strides of success Luchanskaya will bring for Spruce Peak in the coming future.