Young Audiences Arts for Learning Welcomes New Director of Development, Paula Kascel


New York, NY (June 29, 2015) Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is pleased to announce that Paula Kascel has joined the national staff as its new Director of Development. In this role, Paula will be advancing YA’s annual fundraising and sponsorship goals, ensuring support for its arts-in-education programs, conferences, and initiatives. Paula has extensive experience in fundraising, long-range institutional planning, and the integration of campaign fundraising goals within the existing financial construct of non-profit organizations. Paula joins Young Audiences Arts for Learning on July 1, 2015.

From 2003 through 2010, Paula served as Deputy Executive Director for the Bravo Lincoln Center Campaign, an $800 million capital campaign supporting the revitalization of the Lincoln Center campus and the expansion of the institution’s operating endowment. Over the course of her career, Paula has helped advance the fundraising capacity and institutional identity for organizations as varied in scope and mission as The New York Botanical Garden, the American Museum of Natural History, Phoenix House Foundation, Affiliate Artists, Inc., and the New York State Council on the Arts.
"Paula is the ideal candidate who has a wealth of experience leading fundraising campaigns, strategic planning, and working in the non-profit sector. We are incredibly fortunate to have her as an addition to the Young Audiences Arts for Learning national network,” stated YA National Executive Director, David A. Dik.

Deeply passionate about the arts and about education, Paula has also served as a senior advisor to numerous non-profit institutions including The Jewish Museum, and most recently, LaGuardia Community College Foundation.

In discussing her appointment, Paula stated, “I am honored to join the national Young Audiences Arts for Learning office. I have admired the work of YA for many years and share its deep commitment to inspiring young students through the arts and expanding their capacity to learn across all core subject areas.”


About Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Founded in 1952, Young Audiences Arts for Learning is the nation’s leading source of arts in education services. YA’s mission is to inspire young people and to expand their learning through the arts. Its network of 30 affiliates with 4,500 teaching artists and 79,000 programs reaches almost 5 million children in 9,000 schools and community centers across the country. Its services include arts-integrated workshops and residencies, and professional learning opportunities for educators and artists.




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