Lisa Yancey

Lisa Yancey is an organizational development consultant who specializes in development/fundraising planning, strategic organizational planning, and senior project management for nonprofit arts institutions. The scope of her experience includes long-term institutional planning, developing marketing strategies, strategic development, funder prospecting, overall development of fundraising strategies, and project management, among others. As a performance curator, Yancey created the Restoration Rocks! free concert series at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in Brooklyn, New York. More recently, she worked with the Apollo Theater to launch the Apollo Music Cafe and has served as head curator and host for the past five seasons. Further adding to her creative versatility, Yancey has a professional background in dance and choreography. She currently serves on the boards of directors of MAPP International Productions, Inc., Fractured Atlas, and the Sadie Nash Leadership Project. She served as a Center management panelist in 2013 and 2012, and a LOI panelist in 2013.


In December 2012, the Center welcomed Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, who introduced the findings of a new report, “Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies.”

Grants & Grantees

Pig Iron is a company specializing in exuberant ensemble-devised works. The organization has begun to train the next generation of daring physical theater artists through the Pig Iron School of Advanced Performing Training.

The concluding performance of Jamillah James’ AUX Curatorial Fellowship includes new dance performances by New York-based choreographer and dancer niv Acosta, and Philadelphia-based choreographer and dancer Jumatatu Poe.

Vox Populi and AUX Performance Space will host Ann Hirsch and Jacolby Satterwhite in conversation, organized by AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James.

The Preservation Alliance promotes the importance and appropriate use of historic buildings and landscapes in the Philadelphia region.

Questions of Practice

Hong, director of academic affairs and program development at the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University, looks at the opportunities presented by co-authorship through the lens of entrepreneurship.

AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James has organized an evening of performances by Colin Self and M. Lamar.

Collaborators & Colleagues

A choreographer best known for her work in contemporary Cuban dance, Boan shared her work with the Philadelphia community from 2005–10.

Yancey considers whether arts organizations be expected to approach their businesses with the same degree of courage and creativity that they expect of presenting artists.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Sarah Lutman has worked in the arts and nonprofit sector for the past 35 years, and she is currently an independent consultant and entrepreneur.

Grants & Grantees

Bristol Riverside Theatre created a managing director position, which led to audience growth and greater revenues.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Andrew McIntyre, a co-founder of Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, is one of the UK’s leading authorities on audience motivation, behavior and response.