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Cummings named School of Education’s director of development for the arts

July 12, 2017

The UW–Madison School of Education is welcoming Meg Cummings as its new director of development for the arts. 

Cummings is an alumna of UW-Madison who joined the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association in 2012 as part of the Chancellor’s Development Team. As a senior development program specialist, she provided a high level of support for the cultivation and stewardship of the university’s most generous donors across all constituencies.

Meg Cummings
After two years in that role, Cummings became the development program manager for the College of Engineering Development Team. Over the past three years, she has played an integral role with the College of Engineering’s All Ways Forward campaign initiatives.

The director of development for the arts is a new position within the School of Education, which is home to several highly regarded arts units, including the Art Department, Dance Department, Department of Theatre and Drama, and the Tandem Press.

Betsy Burns, the School of Education’s director of development, says that Cummings’ diplomatic work style, creative and thoughtful approach to donor work, and passion for the arts will serve her well in her new role, which Cummings will begin July 17.

In addition to earning her bachelor’s degree in history from UW-Madison, Cummings also holds a diploma in the conservation of canvas and easel paintings from the L’Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro in Florence, Italy. Prior to joining WFAA, she was a development assistant at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

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