Miami Children’s Museum recently appointed Elaine Blattner as its chief development and business relations officer.
Blattner comes to the organization with 20 years’ experience in promoting philanthropy, relationship development and leadership in a business environment with competing needs. She has built strong relationships with various sectors — public, private and not-for-profit — throughout South Florida. Her expertise focuses on major gift fundraising, campaigns, advancement operations and coaching/mentoring.
Most recently, Blattner was consulting under Blattner Consulting, providing strategic direction and fundraising counsel to not-for-profit. Previously, she served as the assistant vice president – development/senior director at Miami Dade College Foundation where she provided direction for the fundraising efforts by leading a team that focused on major gift fundraising, corporate relations and foundation gifts.
“We are delighted to have someone of Ms. Blattner’s unique experience and abilities become a part of our senior team,” said Deborah Spiegelman, CEO/executive director of Miami Children’s Museum. “We look forward to working with her to build strong partnership opportunities for our museum.”
Miami Children’s Museum offers bilingual and interactive exhibits; programs and classes and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. The museum offers 17 interactive galleries as well as housing many exciting and fun traveling exhibits. Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning through play and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Through arts and educational programs, the museum seeks to include and target all audiences in Miami’s changing and diverse community by becoming the “town center” for Miami-Dade County’s children and families.
To learn more about the museum, visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.