WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Breana Hebert

Snapshot of this year's Leadership Institute members

WILMA’s 2020 Leadership Institute, an annual nine-month program, gives area women the opportunity to learn from leaders in the region, visit a range of local companies, and serve as each others’ personal board of directors.

The program is part of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative, created to help develop more women leaders in our area.

Meet institute member BREANA HEBERT. (Other class members will be profiled in future articles.)

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Title: Development Director

Company: Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

How long have you been with your current employer? More than a year

Alma mater: Alma College in Alma, Michigan

Prior career experience:

– Development Manager, Canterbury Voices

– Senior Relationship Banker, Bank of Oklahoma

– Marketing Intern, Grand Rapids Symphony

Current job responsibilities: As development director of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, I am responsible for creating an annual fund development plan that includes donor stewardship and prospect research, major gifts and sponsorships, individual and corporate donations, grant writing and reporting, and in-kind support. I am also responsible for overseeing special events and for utilizing information technology and software to support fundraising efforts.

Hobbies: This year, I will serve as chairman of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Cape Fear Chapter’s annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Breakfast in November. In my spare time, I enjoy attending local arts organizations’ performances as an audience member, playing my flute for fun, gardening, and spending time with our two cats, Yoyo and Weasley. My husband and I also love to go camping where there are great hiking and mountain biking trails.

To learn more about WILMA’s Leadership Institute and Initiative, go to wilmamag.com/women-to-watch.

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Categories: Women to Watch