Development and Communications Manager
Stephanie Denise Silberman supports access to high-quality arts education for all youth regardless of socio-economic backgrounds. As a small child, she was brought to a local art museum on a school field trip that changed the course of her life. She currently supports the arts as a Development & Communications Manager at Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), a nonprofit that provides underserved youth with a comprehensive array of after-school academics, arts, athletics, and wellness programs, and as a Museum Educator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She was previously an Arts Education Fellow in the ACTIVATE Arts Advocacy Leadership Program by Arts for LA, a Development & Marketing Coordinator at The Gabriella Foundation, a Museum Educator at the Norton Simon Museum of Art, and Treasurer of Museum Educators of Southern California. She has about a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector of arts education, creative youth development, museum education, event production, donor management and fundraising. Presently, she serves as Co-Chair of the Development Committee for the leadership council of Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles, facilitating professional development workshops through the Protégé mentorship program by connecting emerging creative professionals to recognized local arts leaders to foster a reciprocal professional development experience. She graduated with a M.A. in Art History from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a B.A. in Art History from the University of Florida. In her spare time, she mentors at-risk high school students in downtown Los Angeles.