image006The Scottsdale Cultural Council has appointed Kathryn Joyce as its new director of development.

A former Arizonan, Joyce comes to the Cultural Council with an extensive background in fundraising for nonprofit organizations, higher education and the arts that spans 23 years.

“We’re pleased to welcome Kathy Joyce to our organization,” remarked Scottsdale Cultural Council President and CEO Neale Perl. “She brings diverse fundraising experience, an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong commitment to education and the visual and performing arts. We look forward to working with her to build greater support for the arts in our community.”

Joyce is the principal and founder of Philanthropic Resources, a comprehensive development consulting practice based in Santa Fe, N.M., where she advised a variety of nonprofits and performing artists. She previously served as director of planned giving, corporate and foundation relations at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, Calif.; director of major gifts and planned giving at the Dallas Museum of Art; senior director of development at the University of North Texas, where she oversaw the fundraising efforts for the College of Visual Arts and Design and three other colleges; and director of parent giving at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Joyce spent 14 years living and working in Arizona and was executive director of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra for three seasons. She has also served as the volunteer president of the Arizona Orchestra Association and a senior grants panelist for the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

“Arizona has a vibrant arts community, and the Scottsdale Cultural Council has been a vital partner for the past three decades. It is a pleasure to be part of the team building sustainable support for the essential arts and educational experiences that the organization does so well,” commented Joyce. “The Cultural Council is very fortunate to have strong leadership, from President and CEO Neale Perl to its diverse and experienced board of trustees and advisory boards, along with dedicated staff and volunteers. The organization’s success comes from these amazing people. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, SMoCA and Scottsdale Public Art are poised for growth as they continue to bring their outstanding programming to residents and visitors.”