Nancy E. Quinn
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Financial Services Manager Director of Operations
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Quinn Associates Staff
Nancy E. Quinn
Nancy E. Quinn received her MBA in Arts Administration from the Anderson School at UCLA in 1983. As part of her business school curriculum, she served as an intern in the fundraising office at New York City Ballet. Her professional experience in the arts includes managerial positions with the Sequoia String Quartet Foundation, Chamber Music America, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and San Francisco Performances. She is the founder and principal of Quinn Associates, which has been providing fundraising services for Bay Area arts organizations since 1988. In Winter 2007, Nancy served as an Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts.
Financial Services Manager | Director of Operations
A resident of San Francisco, Marisa has over fifteen years of experience working in nearly all aspects of the arts, from financial management, administration and development to technical design, performance and production. This unique perspective enables her to bridge the gap between creative vision and the fine detail of arts administration and fundraising. Her professional experience on the East and West Coast includes Digital City Arts & Entertainment, SCRAP Performance Group, Headlong Dance Theater, Sacramento Ballet, the West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Fresh Meat Productions and Kunst-Stoff Dance Company. As the Financial Services Manager at Quinn Associates, Marisa aims to empower artists and arts organizations to achieve the necessary fiscal clarity, responsibility and organizational sustainability which funders require and, more importantly, which facilitates an organization’s long-term growth.
Lori has been involved in arts production and administration since 1991. A resident of Oakland since 1983, she became the executive director of Oakland Opera Theater in 1998. During her tenure, the company developed an administrative infrastructure, experienced substantial audience growth, and successfully began fundraising. She also co-founded the company's venue, the Oakland Metro in 2001. She has served on arts funding panels for the City of Oakland and the Arts Council of Silicon Valley, and has been involved in several other arts initiatives, including ArtVote, Spokes of a Hub, and the Coalition to Preserve Oakland Cultural Venues. In May 2006, she was appointed to the Oakland Cultural Arts Commission. She lives in Oakland with her daughter, Natasha.
Jessie is a native of the East Bay, and since childhood has been actively involved in dance, theater, and orchestral performance. Her passion for arts administration was cultivated during her work on the Development team at The Wooden Floor, a dance education program for underserved youth in Santa Ana, CA. Before joining Quinn Associates, she was the Development Associate at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Jessie is an active volunteer with organizations across the arts spectrum, with a personal focus on integrating arts creation with social justice work. As a member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and Americans for the Arts, she participates regularly in education and peer networking with fellow emerging arts leaders. Jessie received her B.A. in Communications from Biola University.