Conference 2021: Speakers

Beverly Taketa Sakauye

Beverly Sakauye has been Chief Development Officer at the National Civil Rights Museum since July 2009. A member of the senior management team, she is responsible for overall resource development strategies, which include annual operating revenue, capital and endowment campaigns, planned giving, volunteers and stewardship. She was responsible for the Museum’s Comprehensive Campaign raising $27.5M for the major renovation and established its first-ever endowment fund, made possible by a successful challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Her 30 plus year career has been dedicated to nonprofits concentrating on development and management in Chicago IL, New Orleans LA and Memphis, TN. She has led development efforts at diverse organizations incuding Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, Easter Seals of DuPage County, New Orleans Ballet Association, and Ogden Museum of Southern Art. She also served as an adjunct instructor on Development Strategies for the Arts Administration graduate program at the University of New Orleans, and recently wrote a chapter in Rowman & Littlefield’s Guide for Sustainable Revenue for Museums.

She holds a B.A. from Roosevelt University, Chicago IL in Sociology, is a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and has chaired and served on national and state grant review panels.

PRESENTATION: Fundraising in the Context of Diversity




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