Genny Boccardo-Dubey to Lead Museum’s Individual Giving Program

Genny Boccardo-Dubey to Lead Museum’s Individual Giving Program
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Laguna Art Museum announced today that Genny Boccardo-Dubey will join Laguna Art Museum as Deputy Director for Advancement beginning January 5, 2015.
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Boccardo-Dubey, currently the associate director for individual giving at the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), will soon be working for the museum that she grew up visiting. “The Laguna Art Museum has always been special to me, having been part of my life since my childhood in Laguna Beach,” she said. “I am excited to take what I have learned while living in Europe and other parts of the US and bring it back to where it all began.” Her appointment at Laguna Art Museum is in some ways a homecoming—her first position after graduate school was as the museum’s communications manager.
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Prior to her current position at OCMA, Boccardo-Dubey was a development manager at Tate Britain in London, where she was responsible for encouraging donations of art by managing two acquisitions committees, stewarding collectors, and developing social media platforms aimed at increasing patrons’ participation.  She moved into that position after spending time as the Tate’s membership manager, in which capacity she oversaw a membership program of approximately 100,000 members. Before London, she lived and worked for a period in Cleveland where she founded La Cachette Gallery, a fine art gallery representing international artists.
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At Laguna Art Museum, Boccardo-Dubey will primarily be in charge of working with individual supporters to help ensure the current and future success of the museum. She will oversee the museum’s membership department and work closely with key staff, the board of trustees, and the museum’s executive director Malcolm Warner to raise the level of support.
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Boccardo-Dubey is coming to the museum as it begins to plan major celebrations for 2018, the 100th anniversary of the Laguna Beach Art Association, forerunner of Laguna Art Museum. “I look forward to working with Executive Director Malcolm Warner and the team at LAM as the museum heads towards its 100th anniversary and beyond with strong financial backing and an excellent exhibitions and education program for the community to enjoy,” Boccardo-Dubey stated.
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“There could hardly be a better way to start the New Year than with such a bright new addition to the museum team,” commented Laguna Art Museum’s Executive Director, Malcolm Warner. “With her wide-ranging experience in the world of art, nationally and internationally, Genny will bring fresh ideas and insights as we advance the museum to the next level. She has both a broad perspective and real roots in the Laguna Beach community—for us a winning combination.”