July 18, 2018, Valencia, CA—
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) announced that Terry Morello
has been appointed Vice President of Advancement and External Affairs. Morello has been serving in this position on an interim basis during the previous seven months. In this role, Morello oversees all fundraising initiatives for the Institute as well as alumni and community relations and business development opportunities.
“Terry has a proven track record of fundraising success in the Arts,” says CalArts President Ravi Rajan. “Having worked closely with her now for the past seven months, I know Terry brings the experience, knowledge, and leadership to play a critically important role here at the Institute. CalArts is fortunate to have a talent like Terry Morello leading our fundraising team.”
Morello has worked in fundraising for more than 25 years, previously working at the UCLA School of the Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum, LACMA, and The Public Theater in New York City. She graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and subsequently worked for artist Andy Warhol for many years before moving into nonprofit management, marketing, and fundraising, first in New York, and then here in Los Angeles.
“CalArts is one of the great success stories in American education history,” says Morello. “With a new, dynamic president, its 50th anniversary just a few years away, and an alumni family of brilliant artists, it’s an exciting time to be joining CalArts.”
California Institute of the Arts has set the pace for educating professional artists since 1970. Offering rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs through six schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater—CalArts has championed creative excellence, critical reflection, and the development of new forms and expressions. As successive generations of faculty and alumni have helped shape the landscape of contemporary arts, the Institute first envisioned by Walt Disney encompasses a vibrant, eclectic community with global reach, inviting experimentation, independent inquiry, and active collaboration and exchange among artists, artistic disciplines, and cultural traditions.