SAVANNAH, GA – September 11, 2019 – Savannah Philharmonic has promoted Frances C. Colόn to Development & Patron Services Associate and has hired Katherine Poss as Development & Communications Associate.
“We welcome Katherine to our team with great enthusiasm and look forward to working alongside her as we continue to expand our development and outreach initiatives,” said Savannah Philharmonic Executive Director Terri O’Neil. “Frances joined Savannah Philharmonic on June 29, 2017 as an administrative associate and as she continues to advance in our organization, her new focus will be enhancing the overall patron experience leading up to, and during our concerts and outreach programs.”
Born in Ft. Lewis, Washington, Frances C. Colόn traveled the world with her Military family. In 2008 she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of West Georgia. She moved to Savannah in 2010 and began her nonprofit career at Historic Savannah Foundation. Over the last seven years Frances has developed a proven skillset in the Development, Special Events, and Administrative fields. During this time, she has also acted as a Front of House Manager for Savannah Music Festival for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 seasons. This experience, coupled with her own personal interest in orchestral music, has garnered a deep appreciation for the arts and the power of music to bring a community together.
With over a decade of nonprofit management in Savannah, Katherine Poss brings with her an understanding of fundraising, event planning and production, grant writing, communications, marketing and strategy to Savannah Philharmonic. Originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina, Katherine completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Furman University, where she was a member of the symphony and chamber orchestras as a cellist. She has served as the executive director of the Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens and of Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah, in addition to planning numerous events for Historic Savannah Foundation. Katherine has a deep love of the community and music and is especially passionate about inspiring Savannah’s youth to develop and appreciation of the arts.
The mission of Savannah’s Philharmonic is to inform, instruct and enrich the community through orchestral and choral performances, and to promote and increase community knowledge and appreciation of the arts. The nonprofit organization’s vision is to be regarded as an essential musical, educational, cultural, and economic asset to the community.
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