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The George Eastman Museum appoints Katie Kalkstein as Director of Annual Giving

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Rochester, N.Y., May 23, 2018—The George Eastman Museum has hired Katie Kalkstein as its Director of Annual Giving. Kalkstein will be responsible for managing the museum’s individual and corporate memberships as well as managing the museum’s annual fund campaign.

Kalkstein comes to the museum from Philadelphia, where she worked previously as the membership manager at the Barnes Foundation. Prior to that she held development positions at two arts focused not-for-profits in New York City —Public Art Fund and BRIC. Kalkstein brings more than 10 years of industry experience to her new role at the museum.

“We are delighted that Katie has joined our development team, and I look forward to growing our membership and annual fund programs under her leadership,” said Lisa Ann Seischab, Vice President of Development, George Eastman Museum. “Her years of experience and knowledge of arts and cultural organizations will greatly benefit our fundraising initiatives, and I look forward to our collaboration.”

She is a graduate of Colby College in Maine, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in Art History and English. Kalkstein is currently a resident of the Swillburg Neighborhood in Rochester, N.Y.

About the George Eastman Museum
Founded in 1947, the George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the largest film archives in the United States, located on the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Its holdings comprise more than 400,000 photographs, 28,000 motion picture films, the world’s preeminent collection of photographic and cinematographic technology, one of the leading libraries of books related to photography and cinema, and extensive holdings of documents and other objects related to George Eastman. As a research and teaching institution, the Eastman Museum has an active publishing program and, through its two joint master’s degree programs with the University of Rochester, makes critical contributions to film preservation and to photographic preservation and collections management. For more information, visit eastman.org.