Southwest Florida Symphony
8290 College Parkway Ste. 103
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Southwest Florida Symphony Appoints New
Director of Development
FORT MYERS, FL – The Southwest Florida Symphony is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Wells as its new Director of Development. Barbara, who has over 25 years’ experience in the arts and culture industry, will be responsible for the development and management of the organizations fund-raising programs. “We are all thrilled to have sophisticated and experienced development support on the symphony’s staff. Barbara brings a wealth of knowledge and a sparkling personality to work every day” said Amy Ginsburg, Executive Director.
Barbara has an extensive background in non-profit management and development, having most recently served as Director of Development for BIG ARTS on Sanibel. She was the Director of Resource Development at Community Cooperative, Inc., and Director of Alumni Relations and Major Gifts at the Edison State College Foundation (now Florida Southwestern State College). Barbara serves on the board of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, the scholarship awards committee of the Uncommon Friends Foundation and Chrysalis Awards, as well as the Cape Coral Community Foundation Giving Alliance. Barbara and her family migrated to southwest Florida from Richmond, VA where Barbara served as the director of development for Richmond Ballet, Theatre Virginia in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community.
The Southwest Florida Symphony is Lee County’s professional orchestra and one of the oldest on Florida’s gulf coast. The Southwest Florida Symphony is entering its 56th year and it promises to be a season of continued enthusiasm as internationally acclaimed Maestro Nir Kabaretti leads the symphony into another season of blockbuster performances. The mission of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra is to present outstanding music for the entertainment, enrichment and education of the broadest possible public. For more information about how you or your organization can support the Southwest Florida Symphony or to speak with Barbara Wells visit our website www.swflso.org, call 239-418-0996 or join us on Facebook.