Carolyn Garrett joins the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) as director of development, a newly created position. Her responsibilities in this role will include government and foundation relations, grants and sponsorships, and individual and planned giving.
Garrett has over 12 years of experience in resource development, including grant writing, individual giving, sponsorship, event management and marketing. Prior to joining SAH, she held development positions at Chicago Foundation for Women and Changing Worlds, an educational arts nonprofit. While working at the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), she helped to organize the first joint U.S./International World Congress of Architecture in 1993.
SAH Executive Director Pauline Saliga commented, “We at SAH are very pleased to have Carolyn Garrett join our team as a fundraising specialist. Having a full-time development director has been a goal of SAH for a number of years, and we look forward to working with Carolyn to build new ties to Chicago’s cultural, educational and philanthropic institutions.”
Garrett is excited to be a part of SAH and advancing its mission. A native of Tennessee, she lives in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood with her husband, daughter and dog, Banjo. She has served as a board member for Gaia Children’s Theater and Friends of Burley.
Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by vocation or avocation, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.
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