The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Director of Major Gifts

5201 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA



The Director of Major Gifts is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. This position manages the Manager of Individual Giving and Membership, the Manager of Donor Relations and Stewardship and the Data Research Associate. In addition, the Director of Major Gifts will manage a portfolio of (100+) major gift donors and prospects and will be responsible for personally cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding gifts of $10,000 and above. In collaboration with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and the President & CEO, the Director of Major Gifts will formulate strategic directions and program development to enhance private individual philanthropic support.

The Mann is committed to fostering long-standing relationships with its audience, artists, donors, board and staff, volunteers, community and business partners, and other internal and external stakeholders that are based on the following core values: 

  • Power of the arts to inspire 
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Integrity and trust
  • Respect
  • Welcoming, accessible and affordable
  • Informal, relaxed, fun, casual experiences
  • Financial viability and shared responsibility
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Service to the community
  • Unique and attractive natural surroundings
  • Well-maintained facilities
  • Environmental stewardship