FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2019
Press Contact: Geeda Searfoorce
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LESLIE WRIGHT JOINS SHELBURNE MUSEUM AS DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT
(Shelburne, Vermont) Leslie Wright has been named Director of Advancement at Shelburne Museum, director Thomas Denenberg announced.
Wright joins the Museum from Orton Family Foundation, a Vermont-based nonprofit focused on community development in small cities and towns across the country, where she was senior associate. Prior to working at Orton, Wright was communications and marketing manager for Shelburne Museum.
“We are delighted to have Leslie back at Shelburne Museum in a new role. Her knowledge of the Museum and passion for our mission are valuable assets that will serve the Museum well as she heads up fundraising and plays a key role in all aspects of support for the Museum, from the annual fund to corporate support and membership,” Denenberg said.
Wright’s background also includes her work as an award-winning journalist writing for Vermont Life magazine and the Burlington Free Press. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Missouri and a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College.
ABOUT SHELBURNE MUSEUM
Founded in 1947 by pioneering folk art collector Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960), Shelburne Museum is the largest art and history museum in northern New England and Vermont’s foremost public resource for visual art and material culture. The Museum’s 45-acre campus is comprised of 39 buildings including the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education and Webb Gallery featuring important American paintings by Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Grandma Moses, John Singleton Copley, and many more. For more information, please visit shelburnemuseum.org.
6000 Shelburne Road or PO Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482