Giovanna Saffos, BBA, `13, has joined First State Ballet Theatre (FSBT) in Delaware as the company’s first paid, full-time development director. An alumna of the theatre’s ballet school, Saffos studied international business at GWSB with a minor in dance.
Saffos is responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive development program including major gifts, donor relations, prospect development, grants, annual giving and events for the company.
“Our selection committee was very impressed with Giovanna’s intelligence, accomplishments, communication skills, energy and her passion for our art form,” said Robert Grenfell, FSBT’s president and pro bono executive director.
The company performs regularly in major theaters across the state. This year, it has scheduled 25 performances of 13 programs in 10 venues.