Maureen O'Brien

Phoenix

Maureen O'Brien

Phoenix

Maureen O’Brien is the director of institutional advancement at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, Arizona. O'Brien graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin‒Madison, earning a double major in music and French. Prior to joining MIM's founding team in 2009, she resided in New York City where she held positions as assistant director of development with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and director of development at Midori & Friends. She has also held positions at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Madison Repertory Theater, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and the Wisconsin Music Educators Association. O'Brien is a graduate of Valley Leadership Class 33 and University of St. Thomas's Mini MBA for Nonprofit Organizations program. Since September 2013, she has held the role of Faculty Associate with the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, teaching Philanthropy & Fund Development within the Nonprofit Management Institute. In a service capacity, O’Brien currently volunteers as a board member and finance committee member for Arizona Citizens for the Arts. She previously served as Vice Chair of Valley Leadership’s Leadership Institute (2013-2015), as co-founder of Classical Revolution PHX, and as board member with Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Phoenix (2010-2013), where she held the role of Board Secretary from 2012-2013. Her work has been recognized with nominations for the American Express Emerging Leaders Award and the ATHENA Young Professional Awards of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. O’Brien is a social dancer of Argentine tango and a practicing musician. She has appeared with the Siroccan Winds wind quintet, Scottsdale Choral Artists, Arizona Musicfest Chorus, Arizona Repertory Orchestra, San Tan Orchestra, Sustainable Symphony, and Astoria Symphony. Maureen O'Brien est diplômée de l'Université de Wisconsin-Madison où elle a obtenu une Baccalauréat ès arts avec double majeure en musique et en français. Avant de se joindre au Musée des Instruments de Musique à Phoenix en Arizona en tant que directeur des dons individuels en 2009, elle a résidé à New York occupant les postes de directeur adjoint au développement avec l’Orchestre de St. Luke et celui de directeur du développement pour Midori & Friends. Depuis Septembre 2013, elle fait partie de la faculté de l’Arizona State University où elle enseigne la philanthropie et le développement de fonds.

  • Work
    • Fundraising
  • Education
    • University of Wisconsin
    • Madison
    • University of St. Thomas Mini MBA
    • Valley Leadership Class 33