Instructor of Music Leadership
Toni has spent over 25 years in the nonprofit industry as an agent of influence and change, engaging donors as a relationship-builder and mission connector. As a veteran in the profession, her passion is to deepen ties between individuals, foundations, corporations and volunteers with nonprofit organizations to inspire commitment, loyalty and generosity.
Toni started her career in philanthropy in Baltimore at Center Stage theater and at the Baltimore Symphony. In 2006, she began an eight-year tenure at the Woodruff Arts Center as Director of Individual Support for the Atlanta Symphony. After a 5-year intermission as Vice President of Marketing and Development for the Jacksonville Symphony (Florida), she returned to the Atlanta Symphony as Director of Development before being named Director, Corporate Philanthropy for the Woodruff Arts Center. Toni also serves as a facilitator at the Georgia Center for Nonprofit’s Nonprofit University for courses on major gifts and cultivation/stewardship.
Toni graduated from University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with degrees in clarinet performance and is a graduate of the League of American Orchestra’s Executive Leadership Program. She is currently pursuing the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive credential and has maintained the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential since 2005. Toni is a trustee of the Kiwanis Foundation of Atlanta, serves as a board member of the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Fundraising and co-chairs the AFP Diversity Fellows mentoring program, and volunteers for the National Instrumentalist Mentoring and Advancement Network, a national association of organizations committed to furthering equity and opportunities for aspiring classical musicians from underrepresented ethnicities.