ArtsQuest announced that Charles Kuczynski has been named the organization’s new Director of Donor Relations.
As Director of Donor Relations, Kuczynski works with both ArtsQuest and the ArtsQuest Foundation to develop and implement donor strategies designed to help support the long-term sustainability of the nonprofit arts organization. Kuczynski is responsible for developing new donor initiatives, enhancing and strengthening existing donor programs and relationships, and working with various ArtsQuest staff and board members to identify individuals and groups interested in supporting ArtsQuest’s arts and cultural mission for the community. In 2014, ArtsQuest presented nearly 2,000 concerts, programs, classes and events for the region, with more than 65 percent of these free to attend.
A graduate of West Chester University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance, Kuczynski has more than 15 years of experience in financial management, business development, fundraising and marketing. Prior to joining ArtsQuest, he served as Executive Sales Manager for Clarke Systems in Allentown, where he led the company’s regional and national sales teams, pioneered the company’s new digital product line, and developed educational materials and webinars designed to educate consumers about the benefits of Clarke Systems’ products. During his career, Kuczynski has also worked in portfolio and investment management for Lionhart USA, LLC in Bethlehem and Susquehanna Investment Group in Bala Cynwyd.
A Lehigh Valley resident for 11 years, Kuczynski is very active in the community, having served as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels of Northampton County and president of the Trident Swim & Tennis Club Board in Allentown. In addition, he has developed or hosted several special events and fundraisers benefitting St. Thomas More School in Allentown. Kuczynski lives in SalisburyTownship, where he resides with his wife Karen and their two children.
For more information on ArtsQuest, visit www.artsquest.org.