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For Immediate Release
July 5, 2016

Information: Sarah Sidman | 206-788-3051 | sarahsidman@artsfund.org
ArtsFund, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Communications

ArtsFund Expands Executive Leadership Team
Steve Tremble named Vice President of Development

Seattle, WA – ArtsFund announced today that Steve Tremble has been appointed to the new position of Vice President of Development. “We are thrilled to welcome Steve to the ArtsFund team,” said ArtsFund President & CEO, Mari Horita. “His expertise in expanding donor communities and his extensive and diverse development experience will be great assets in leading and implementing ArtsFund’s development strategy.”

ArtsFund Board Chair, Sandy McDade added, “As we look towards our 50th anniversary, ArtsFund’s Board of Trustees is very pleased to add Steve’s solid experience to deepen our development capacity in the years to come.”

Horita continued, “In complement to the existing development team, the priority of this new position is to increase our fundraising capabilities and build new partnerships to expand ArtsFund’s impact, both through our grant making, as well as through investment in leadership and advocacy initiatives.”

Tremble said, “ArtsFund, as funder and advocate, has been nurturing the arts for decades and continues to explore new ways to set the conditions that allow the arts to thrive. With more than 20 years of experience in working with individual artists and arts organizations, it is a pleasure to join an organization dedicated to advancing the broader arts field, and in so doing, strengthening the community overall.”

Tremble joins ArtsFund’s existing leadership team of Barbara Anderson, Vice President of Finance & Operations, and Sarah Sidman, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Communications.

About Steve Tremble:

Steve Tremble has served in a number of fundraising leadership roles, including: Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Longy School of Music of Bard College; Senior Development Officer at Columbia University’s School of the Arts; Development Director at Poets House in New York; Executive Director of Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in New York; Director of Philanthropy at the Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts; and Director of Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle. Tremble has also been a trustee of the Brattle Film Foundation and a Community Grants panelist for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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About ArtsFund: ArtsFund is a Seattle-based nonprofit that strengthens the Puget Sound region by supporting the arts. With the annual support of thousands of individuals and hundreds of businesses, ArtsFund has provided grants, capacity-building programs and services to strengthen the region’s cultural organizations for nearly 50 years. In addition, ArtsFund champions the critical role arts play in a healthy community, and is a respected voice and central advocate for the arts. In 2016, ArtsFund awarded $2.4 Million in grants to King and Pierce County arts organization, bringing its grant making total to more than $76.5 million.