JILL GARLAND is a leading nonprofit management executive with over 25 years of experience in the field. A strategic thinker, dynamic public speaker and generous mentor, her leadership has resulted in charities that are stronger, more resilient and smarter about how they raise resources for their important work.

Recent clients include: Strategic planning for Ars Nova Theatre and School for Strings, Development audit and planning for Clay Art Center and Theatre Communications Group, Board coaching for Arts on the Horizon and Chamber Music Center of New York and presentations/workshops for League of American Orchestras, TCG Conference, and the New York City Arts-in-Education Roundtable.

Previously, Jill was a member of the senior management team of The Public Theater/NY Shakespeare Festival where, as its Senior Director of Development, she and her talented team raised over $18 million annually for the beloved Shakespeare in the Park program and a host of plays and musicals in the organization’s historic downtown home. At The Public, she was deeply involved in organizational and board development, strategic planning, and the creation of key institutional messaging and branding.

Jill served as Montefiore/Nyack Hospital’s Vice President of Development and Executive Director of its Foundation and led a campaign to renovate its award-winning Emergency Department. She was the long-time Director of Development at Playwrights Horizons, where she designed and led their $33 million capital campaign that resulted in a new, five story building and the establishment of an endowment. 

Jill has held adjunct professor positions at New York University’s School of  Professional Studies, Brooklyn College, and has lectured at the Julliard School, Pace University, Marymount College and at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Jill studied dance at Adelphi University, and graduated from Empire State College (SUNY) with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater.

*Senior Consultant for Dunch Arts LLC