Maude Brezinski has over 30 years of experience as a senior development professional in higher education, arts organizations, and social services agencies. For the past 20 years she has worked at Stanford University, where she currently serves as executive director of development for the arts and interim co-director of the Cantor Arts Center.
Brezinski has extensive development expertise in capital campaigns, principal and major gifts, annual giving programs, and volunteer management. She is the lead fundraiser for the arts initiative at Stanford that in the past eight years created a new arts district with four new and renovated facilities, including the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. Working with faculty, arts leadership, volunteers, and stewardship and communication professionals, she raised funds for three arts facilities, developed strategies for creating endowments, created new membership models, and led teams to create communications and events to open the facilities to the community.
Prior to working at Stanford, Ms. Brezinski worked at The Art Institute of Chicago, The Nelson-Atkins Museum, and the High Museum of Art. She has served on the boards of Sacred Heart Schools and Samaritan House. She is a graduate of Northwestern University.