Dallas Museum of Art Hires New Development Director

dallas-development-directorOn Monday the Dallas Museum of Art announced the hiring of Jacqueline W. Franey as its new director of development, a post she’ll take up on December 9. Franey has extensive philanthropic and fundraising experience in Dallas from the last two decades, including stints at BNY Mellon Wealth Management (2012-13) and Communities Foundation of Texas (2006-12). Her new gig at the DMA will involve planning and carrying out all the institution’s fundraising initiatives.

“I am thrilled to be joining the DMA and working closely with the many generous and philanthropic donors who understand the vital importance of art institutions in our daily lives,” Franey said in a statement. She is arriving at the institution nearly a full year after its free-admission policy was reinstated and it launched the first free membership program of any major art museum in the U.S.

“She has had an impressive career in the nonprofit philanthropic sector, and we are delighted that she has chosen to join the Museum at this compelling time in our history,” Anne Bergeron, associate director of external affairs at the DMA, said in a statement. “Her deep experience in Dallas and expertise in major and planned giving will help the DMA to enrich, strengthen and grow our fundraising and donor stewardship programs.”

— Benjamin Sutton (@bhsutton)

(Photo by Carolyn Brown.)