Amy Funk New Director at Florida Grand Opera

Amy Funk New Director at Florida Grand OperaFlorida Grand Opera has announced the appointment of Amy Funk as its new Director of Development to work closely with FGO’s General Director and CEO, Susan T. Danis, a former colleague.

The two officers will map out the fundraising program as the company approaches its 73rd anniversary of the Doral based cultural organization.

“I am very excited to work with Amy again, this time as part of the Florida Grand Opera family,” said Danis. “She is an engaging and results-driven professional with a gift for cultivating relationships, and her expertise will be a great addition to our Development team.”

Funk began her nonprofit career working side by side with Danis in 2006, serving as Campaign Manager for the public phase of Sarasota Opera’s $20 million capital campaign. Prior to entering the nonprofit field, she made strides in the corporate sector with companies such as MBNA America and GE Capital.

Most recently, Funk served as the Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, initiating a $4 million capital campaign across seven YMCA centers to expand local board membership and giving.

She was also helped secure a $1 million gift for the YMCA and oversaw a $12 million capital campaign at Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter while running their annual giving program.

Funk has a Bachelor of Arts in history from Millikin University and earned a master’s degree in non-profit management, with distinction, from DePaul University in June 2012. She will move to Miami with her husband, Andrew Funk, an established operatic bass, and their seven-year-old daughter.

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