Development Staff Directory

The NJSO Development staff is ready to help all donors of the NJSO! Please contact us by phone or email with any question or request.

Terry Brown

Manager of Institutional Giving
[email protected]

  • Corporate and foundation grant proposals and reporting
  • Corporate partner benefits redemption
  • Government funding

Laura Bessey

Manager of Special Events
[email protected]

  • Information and reservations for galas, receptions and other special events
  • Gala ad journal reservations

Ida Hladky

Development Associate
[email protected]

  • Open Rehearsal ticket redemption
  • Change of name/address on NJSO records
  • Art Strings raffle inquiries
  • Online auction inquires
  • Employer matching-gift inquiries

Neddie Nather, MS

Individual Giving Officer
[email protected] 

  • Donor liaison
  • Amadeus Circle giving society inquiries
  • Major Gifts

Ingrid Novak

Director of Institutional Giving
[email protected]

  • Institutional Funder liaison
  • Corporate giving
  • Sponsorships
  • Foundation giving

Renée Pachucki

Senior Director of Development Strategy
[email protected]

  • NJSO fundraising strategy
  • Donor liaison
  • Donor benefits inquiries
  • Information on galas, receptions and other special events
  • Board of Trustees contributions
  • General department operations

Megan Powers

Interim Director of Individual Giving
[email protected]

  • Donor liaison
  • Laureate Society inquiries
  • Planned Giving: Charitable Gift Annuities, bequests,
    trusts and other deferred gifts
  • Major gifts
  • Board of Trustees contributions

Chris Van Cleve

Manager of Donor Database & Research
[email protected]

  • Stock-gift processing inquiries
  • Wire-transfer processing inquiries
  • Employer matching-gift inquiries
  • Giving-history inquiries
  • Gift acknowledgement/tax receipt

Allison Whitehall

Manager of Individual Giving
[email protected]

  • Donor liaison
  • Symphony Friends giving society inquiries
  • Donation brochures and forms
  • Telephone and direct-mail solicitation information