Development Staff Directory

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

Sidney Jackson

Interim Vice President of Development

  • Head of Development Department
  • Board of Trustees contributions
  • Leadership gifts
  • Overall department strategic planning

Hannah Aberin

Key Donor Associate

  • Employer matching-gift inquiries
  • Giving-history inquiries
  • Gift acknowledgements/tax receipts
  • Open Rehearsal ticket redemption
  • Change of name/address on NJ Symphony records

Karen Duda

Development Assistant & Office Manager

  • Department administrative support

Melissa Futch

Manager of Special Events

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

Barbara Gallo-Compton

Manager of Institutional Giving

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

Jon Gossett

Centennial Campaign Consultant

Ingrid Novak

Senior Director of Institutional Giving

  • Institutional funder liaison
  • Corporate giving
  • Sponsorships
  • Foundation giving
  • Government funding

Renée Pachucki

Associate Vice President of Development

  • New Jersey Symphony fundraising strategy
  • Donor liaison
  • Board of Trustees contributions 
  • General department operations

Allison Whitehall

Philanthropy Officer

  • Donor liaison 
  • Symphony Friends member gift inquiries 
  • Donation brochures, forms, and online communications
  • Donation inquiries