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Cincinnati Art Museum Names New Director of Philanthropy

9/6/2023 12:00:00 AM

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CINCINNATI — SEPTEMBER 6, 2023 — The Cincinnati Art Museum has named Brad Hawse as its Director of Philanthropy.

Hawse will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the museum’s development programs, including annual fundraising, major and planned giving programs, museum membership, affiliate groups, corporate sponsorship, grant-seeking and all donor events.

“I am looking forward to working closely with Brad to bring the art museum to all of Cincinnati,” shared Cameron Kitchin, the Louis and Louise Dieterle Nippert Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum. “Brad is a Cincinnatian with compassion, heart and strong business and people skills. It’s wonderful to add him to our senior leadership team.”

Hawse most recently served as the museum’s Associate Director of Philanthropy, where he oversaw individual, annual fund, and planned giving programs. Prior to the art museum, he was the Associate Director of Development at The University of Cincinnati Foundation, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning and the Associate Director of Development at Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation in Indianapolis. In the community, Hawse has previously served as Trustee and President of Clifton Town Meeting, the community council of the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati.

“I am thrilled to continue my work with such an impactful institution in Cincinnati,” Hawse shared. “With our generous and thoughtful donors and amazing staff, I believe we will continue to create an enduring and transformational impact that resonates with the Cincinnati community. Art plays such a strong and productive role in making a more vibrant city, and I count myself lucky to support that work, every day.”

Hawse earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning in 2011. He attained his certificate in fundraising management from the Indiana University, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in 2013 and became a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2018.


About the Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by the generosity of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Cincinnati Art Museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Cincinnati Art Museum gratefully acknowledges operating support from the City of Cincinnati, as well as our members.

Free general admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is made possible by a gift from the Rosenthal Family Foundation. Exhibition pricing may vary. Parking at the Cincinnati Art Museum is free.

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