Sunday, July 14, 2024

Marlene Farrell New Director of Development for ICCA


Marlene Farrell is the new Director of Development for Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, a non-profit focusing on bringing art education and performances to the Wenatchee Valley. Farrell will be fundraising, managing donors, finding sponsorships and grants, and managing events for ICCA.

Farrell will work with the Marketing Director, Director of Artistic Engagement, Manager of Camps and Education and Executive Director for ICCA as both a thought-partner and collaborator.  Fifty-five percent of ICCA’s budget is from contributed revenue, with a goal for annual contributions in the $750 thousand to $1 million range.

“The organization has a smaller staff group, and I will work closely with them,” she said. “We will work together on communication, promotion and the ICCA mission to see how the ICCA can be even more of a hub and a resource for gathering in the North Central Washington region.”

Farrell said the funding she works to raise may be used to attract musicians to travel to ICCA for concerts, provide education, fund the youth symphony and other diverse artistic uses. ICCA is interested in having something along the lines of a musical academy and would want to help supplement the attendee’s expenses, Farrell said.

Previously, Farrell worked as the Coordinator for the Cascade Medical Foundation, a non-profit which raises funds to provide expanded access to medical care for Cascade Medical in Leavenworth. Through that role, Farrell gained experience in grant writing, fundraising, donor communication and event planning. She secured several grants for the Cascade Medical Foundation.

Farrell said that she applied for the job because she believes in the mission of ICCA and thinks that their events are an important part of people's lives. Art is essential, she said, and she wants to help ICCA expand their services.



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