Cathy Akers

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Associate Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations
  • Development

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  • Foundation and Corporate Funding Opportunities
  • Funder Stewardship Plans
  • Grant Reporting Requirements
  • Grantwriting
  • Proposal Development and Editing


Cathy has worked with institutional funders for more than 15 years at arts organizations and in higher education. Prior to coming to UCLA, she worked as Manager of Foundation and Government Relations at Film Independent, in a number of roles at CalArts, including as Assistant Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Giving, and in the Development office at MOCA (LA). In addition to her work as a fundraiser, she is a practicing visual artist and graduated with an MFA from CalArts and a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University.

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