Angela recently retired as founding Director of Uptown! Entertainment Alliance, a nonprofit organization which manages the Knauer Performing Arts Center in downtown West Chester, PA. As Executive Director I worked with the Board to raise $4.2 million in a capital campaign. We also worked together to bring seven resident companies under the Uptown! umbrella. They include a professional Broadway Theater Company, Music, Jazz, Improv, Latin as well as the West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts. In addition, I built a staff team to run and market the new theater and put in place policies and procedures that serve as the foundation to carry the organization forward.
Prior to working with Uptown! I worked in politics, education and the nonprofit worlds overseeing the process of board development, strategic planning, writing grants, working with volunteers, organizing events and directing fundraising appeals in combination with the enormous creative process of presenting vibrant mission driven programs and outreach to diverse communities.