Kate Huffman

Kate (she/her) works with the fundraising team as Director of Development & Board Liaison and is responsible for managing institutional fundraising, building relationships with individual donors, and overseeing board activities. Before joining the Cultural Alliance team, Kate was the External Affairs Manager at The Philly POPS. Prior to moving to Philadelphia, Kate lived in Boston and volunteered with MassCreative, Massachusetts' state-wide arts advocacy organization, on their Leadership Council. Kate has a Bachelor's degree in Music from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and a Master's degree in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths, University of London. In addition to being Director of Development & Board Liaison, Kate plays clarinet with the Philadelphia Freedom Band and enjoys listening to live music, running, and hanging out with her cats.

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Kasya O'Connor Grant

Kasya O’Connor Grant studied American Studies with a concentration in Education Policy at Kenyon College and now is part of the Bloomberg Internship team as an Internship Manager, where she helps to run the summer high school internship program at cultural sites throughout the city of Philadelphia. Before joining the Cultural Alliance team, Kasya worked as a Development and Communications Coordinator for a crisis response non-profit. In addition to being the Internship Manager, Kasya enjoys reading, cooking shakshuka, and playing with her cats Boris and Anja.

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Hanifah Jones

Hanifah works with the Strategic Communications Manager to oversee the organization’s social platforms as a Social Media Assistant. Before joining the Cultural Alliance team, Hanifah was a Communications Apprentice at Bluecadet. Hanifah has a Bachelor’s in Digital Multimedia Journalism from Susquehanna University. In addition to being Social Media Assistant, Hanifah enjoys traveling, exploring new bookstores and creative writing.

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Kabria Rogers

Kabria Rogers works with the Audience Engagement team to develop leadership, project management and audience building skills in a wide range of activities, including managing sales for the various programs, developing marketing strategies, and leading audience-building initiatives as Audience Services Manager. Before joining the Cultural Alliance team, Kabria was their Interim Operations Manager for Science History Conference Center. Kabria has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Writing from Kings College. She enjoys reading, writing, daydreaming about superhero adventures and spending quality time with friends and family. 

Read more about Kabria in her Meet an Alliancer blog.

 

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Lauren Gilmore

Lauren (she/her/hers) works closely with the President and Chief Officer for Finance & Administration as part of the Administrative team to oversee the Membership Program, Job Bank and keep things running smoothly around the office as Manager of Membership & Administration. Before joining the Cultural Alliance team, Lauren was Assistant Director of Admission at Westminster Choir College. Lauren has a Bachelor’s in Music Education and a Master’s in Voice Pedagogy and Performance. In addition to being Manager of Membership & Administration, Lauren volunteers with different arts organizations around the city and enjoys reading, traveling and her yoga practice.

Read more about Lauren in her Meet an Alliancer blog.

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Roberta Johnson

Roberta (she/her/hers) has a Bachelor’s in Crime, Law, and Justice with a minor in Art History and a Master’s in Arts Administration. As Vice President of Audience Engagement, Roberta oversees the Cultural Alliance’s marketing programs, including the Phillyfunguide, its discount-ticketing program, Funsavers, as well as the Cultural Alliance’s audiences building research initiatives. Prior to joining the Cultural Alliance team, Roberta was a branch coordinator for Settlement Music School. In addition to being Vice President of Audience Engagement, Roberta enjoys knitting, reading, volunteering and is a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Pennsylvania Chapter.

Read more about Roberta in her Meet an Alliancer blog.

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Tom Bonner

Tom holds a master’s degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University and is part of the Bloomberg Arts team. As Grant Manager, he manages the planning and implementation of the Bloomberg Arts Internship in collaboration with more than two dozen member organization worksites and program partners.

Before joining the Cultural Alliance team, Tom was a project management and communications consultant supporting arts, culture and education in Philadelphia and beyond. He has helped to plan and execute dozens of programs and events in partnership with artists, educators and companies from coast to coast. In addition to his work on the Bloomberg Arts program, Tom is on the leadership team for TEDxPhiladelphia, and continues to support independent creative projects as a collaborator and manager.

Read more about Tom in his Meet an Alliancer blog.

 

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Allison Vanyur

Allie (she/her) received her BS in Entertainment & Arts Management, with a concentration in Dance and a minor in Business Administration, from Drexel University. As Grants & Events Manager, she administers the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts re-granting program, manages the STAMP (Students at Museums in Philly) and its Teen Council and plans many of the Alliance’s events including the Annual Meeting. Before joining the Cultural Alliance, Allie served as Communications Associate for The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and as Marketing & Communications Manager for BalletX. In addition to being Grants & Events Manager, Allie is an instructor at Freehouse Fitness and enjoys yoga, hiking and attending live music concerts.

Read more about Allie in her Meet an Alliancer blog.

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Frances Ellison

Frances joined the Cultural Alliance in 2016 as the Digital Content Coordinator and became the Assistant Manager of Digital Marketing in 2017 as a part of the Audience Engagement team. She manages the Funsuite (the Phillyfunguide and Funsavers programs), and handles all customer service, digital content creation and inquiry for both programs, building all Funsavers offers and weekly emails and soliciting organizations to submit events for both.

Frances received her B.A. in Communications with a concentration in Journalism and Professional Writing in 2015 from Chestnut Hill College. In one of her many past lives, she has written for the Chestnut Hill College Magazine and Philadelphia Weekly. In addition to running the Funsuite, Frances enjoys aerial acrobatics, cooking, gardening and snuggle time with her cat.

Read more about Frances in her Meet an Alliancer blog.

 

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Kristen Vinh

Kristen (she/her) studied Journalism at Temple University and has a certificate in Front End Web Development from Treehouse, Inc. As Strategic Communications Manager, Kristen oversees communications across the Cultural Alliance’s multiple brands, working closely with the advocacy, membership and audience engagement teams at the Cultural Alliance. Prior to joining the Cultural Alliance team, Kristen was a reporter for Generocity. In addition to being strategic communications manager, Kristen volunteers as a teaching assistant for web development classes in Philadelphia and enjoys running with Team Philly. 

Read more about Kristen in her Meet an Alliancer blog.

 

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