We are pleased to announce that Stacy Wilson Margolis has joined StoryCorps as Chief Development Officer, effective January 2, 2024. In close collaboration with StoryCorps CEO Sandra Clark and Founder & President Dave Isay, Stacy will provide the strategic vision and oversight for the organization’s fundraising efforts across the public and private sectors, including national foundations and individual donors, contributing toward StoryCorps’ annual $20 million operating budget. In addition, she will oversee a capital campaign, support Board development, and manage the organization’s major donor portfolio.
Stacy comes to StoryCorps with vast expertise and success in fundraising for mission-driven nonprofit organizations. Most recently, she served as Chief Development Officer at American Ballet Theatre, where she reimagined the largest capital campaign in the organization’s history, secured a capital grant from New York City for its historic building in Manhattan, and oversaw all individual, corporate, foundation and government support coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stacy stabilized the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) fundraising efforts at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, when many cultural institutions—including BAM—were shuttered and later reopened. Over the course of her 20-year development career, she has also held leadership positions at organizations, including the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, London Symphony Orchestra, and New York’s City Parks Foundation.
Stacy received Bachelor’s degrees in Music and Business from Syracuse University and attended the Master of Arts in Arts Administration program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Originally from Pittsburgh, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two sons, and beloved dog.