Theresa Duncan

Dir of Philanthropic Engagement
Burning Man

As Director of Philanthropic Engagement, Theresa leads the development and implementation of a fundraising strategy which honors Burning Man’s culture of gifting while supporting its global mission. Theresa manages the fundraising team and related programs, including annual, major gift, foundation relations, and capital campaign initiatives.

This is a key time for the Burning Man organization to develop a flourishing fundraising operation that provides more support for projects in all focus areas, including arts, civic engagement, the global network of regional events and community leaders, and the annual event in Black Rock City.

Between the dust storms, amidst the stilt-walkers and fire dancers, alongside the mutant vehicles, there are endlessly provocative expressions of the human spirit. Burning Man's vision is to extend the culture off-playa to "lift the human spirit, address social problems and inspire a sense of community, culture and personal engagement."

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