Kristine Bender Connolly ’09 joined the staff of the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, where she’ll focus on fundraising as the organization’s advancement officer. Previously the development manager of the Stern Grove Festival Association in San Francisco, Connolly has more than 12 years of progressive nonprofit fundraising, program-management and event-planning experience.

Her Longwood degree is in communication studies. She also earned an M.S. in arts leadership and cultural management from Colorado State University.

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