Director of Institutional advancement
Carly joined Writers Theatre in 2012 and oversees the planning and execution of fundraising efforts, including securing resources from major donors, individuals, corporations, foundations, government agencies, and through benefit fundraising events for annual and reserve funds. She attended DePaul University's M.F.A. Arts Leadership program, combining coursework with a full-time fellowship position at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. There she coordinated the annual Gala which raised over $1 million, participated in the collective bargaining process with Actors' Equity Association, helped present CST's performances of the international production Being Harold Pinter by the Belarus Free Theatre and managed the 2011 Short Shakespeare! tour. Prior to her tenure at CST, Carly served as an Account Executive at a Minneapolis PR and advertising agency and also served as Managing Director of a small theatre company dedicated to new work which, under her leadership, premiered a production at the Guthrie Theater's festival of emerging artists.