DSOA Foundation Announces Staff Changes

Kris Lidinsky, executive director of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, recently announced the following staff promotion and new staff appointments.

Kimberly Ramia has been promoted to the position of director of development at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation. She joined the foundation in 2015 as its special events manager. She received her degree in hospitality and event management from the University of Florida. Prior to joining the foundation, she gained experience producing events, as well as fundraising and donor development both within and outside of the nonprofit sector. She is a member of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Palm Beach Young Professionals.

John Richards has been named major gifts officer for the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation. He has 33 years of experience working for nonprofit organizations in Westchester County, N.Y., and Palm Beach County. He received a master’s degree in nonprofit organizational management from Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from Iona College in New York. He is an active volunteer in the local community, serving on the vestry at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of West Palm Beach, and on the boards of both the Saint Andrew’s and Saint James’ residences. He has also served as the chairman of the Quality Assurance and Evaluation Committee of the Palm Beach County HIV Care Council.

Katherine Bewley has joined the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation as development associate. While earning her bachelor’s degree in English from Florida Atlantic University, she wrote for a number of online publications and worked for a non-partisan organization, focusing on event planning and campaigning. Prior to joining the foundation, she was a marketing associate at a law firm in downtown West Palm Beach. A supporter of arts and culture, she is pleased to combine her professional responsibilities with her personal love for the arts.

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