The Ebell of Los Angeles has named nonprofit and cultural arts leader Dr. Stacy Brightman as its first-ever executive director.
In her new role, she will advance the educational and cultural growth of the organization. With the Ebell’s Board of Directors, she will lead the conservation and community engagement with the Ebell’s historic 75,000 square foot campus on Wilshire Boulevard, which encompasses the clubhouse, grounds, fine art and archival collections, and the 1200-seat Broadway-style Wilshire Ebell Theatre.
“I am honored and excited beyond words to collaborate with our brilliant board and membership to advance the mission of the Ebell of L.A.,” Brightman said. “More than ever, women need to lift each other up. The Ebell of L.A. has been at the heart of advancing culture, education and equity for more than 125 years. Our history is a mandate and prologue for what more we will accomplish together.”
Prior to accepting her new position, she served as vice president of LA Opera Connects, where she led four county-wide festivals: Ring Festival/LA, Britten 100/LA, Figaro Unbound and Eurydice Found. She managed the LA Opera’s acclaimed education and community programs, which served more than 220,000 students, family and members annually.
With an extensive network in L.A. built through partnerships in all areas of education and philanthropy, Brightman increased the number of constituents served annually from 29,000 to more than 200,000. She started her career in live theatre as the associate director at the Shakespeare Festival/LA where she served as associate director at Theater L.A.
The Ebell of Los Angeles, an arts and education philanthropy founded by women, for women, in 1894, is the city’s longest-running philanthropic women’s club. Created for education, art and equality during a time of less opportunity, the Ebell remains strong with more than 600 members.
For information, visit ebellofla.com.
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