The Foundation for the WA Museum are delighted to announce the appointment of Coralie Bishop into the newly created role of General Manager Fundraising and Development.
Joining the Foundation from the West Australian Opera where she was Development Manager, Mrs Bishop is a senior development, marketing, and communications professional with over 20 years’ experience working in the arts and not-for-profit sector.
In her previous role, Mrs Bishop was responsible for managing a portfolio of partners and donors to achieve ambitious revenue targets to support the company.
Mrs Bishop said museums play a vital role in building cultural capital and telling our stories.
“I am thrilled to be working with the team to build the Foundation’s capacity to support WAM’s future and have a positive impact in our community,” she said.
In the last five months, the Foundation’s team has experienced significant growth under the leadership of CEO, Jenny Allen with the addition of not only Coralie as Fundraising and Development GM, but Tarryn Kluge as Events Manager, Danielle Hadley as Corporate Sponsorship Executive and Jodie Pettersen as Fundraising and Donor Executive.
The four new staff join Juanita Allison as Finance and Office Manager, Kylie Aitkenhead as Partnership Engagement Executive, Hannah Rule as Events Executive and Soo Lim as Executive Assistant.
The additional staff capacity will enable the fundraising and event area to achieve not only additional sponsorship but to meet the Endowment Fund target of $57 million.
Speaking of her newly developed fundraising team, Ms Allen said: “It will allow the Foundation to offer partners greater support and stewardship and give the WA Museum opportunities in the international exhibitions and objects area where government funding may not be available.”
This Discovery Endowment Fund target will see the Foundation team working tirelessly in the next couple of years to deliver exceptional experiences, events and opportunities to corporates, philanthropists, and the local community.
The Foundation works to provide meaningful and sustainable financial support, education, and research opportunities, together with advocacy through partnership with the private, public and third sectors in support of the WA Museum.