Clark Art Names Chief Advancement Officer

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Nancy Harvin has joined the staff of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as its chief advancement officer.

Harvin will lead the Clark’s development team in generating philanthropic support for programmatic activities and annual giving, as well as its capital fundraising and membership programs.

"Nancy is an experienced and effective leader and joins us at an exciting time in the Clark’s history," said Michael Conforti, director of the Clark. "We look forward to having her join our team."

Harvin brings more than 25 years of development experience to her new role at the Clark, including her most recent position as vice president for advancement at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y.

A graduate of Smith College with a bachelor of arts degree in art history, Harvin previously was director of principal gifts at Smith from 1997 through 2008, and a regional campaign director for the college from 1986 through 1989. She was director of external affairs and leadership gifts at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Mount Hermon, MA, from 1989 through 1997.
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