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June 09, 2015

Arts Leader Tapped to Head Lincoln Center Fund Drive

Lincoln Center has hired Vin Cipolla, president of the Municipal Art Society of New York, to oversee the capital campaign to fund a $500 million renovation of its concert venue, The New York Times reports.

Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic are sharing responsibility for the fundraising effort, which got a high-profile boost in March with a $100 million gift that will see Avery Fisher Hall renamed for the donor, entertainment mogul David Geffen.

A veteran cultural executive, Mr. Cipolla held key fundraising roles as president and chief executive of the National Park Foundation and president and chairman of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Construction on what will become David Geffen Hall is scheduled to begin in 2019.

Read a Chronicle of Philanthropy article about organizations promoting naming-rights opportunities to woo big donors.