Natasha D’Souza named to Frost Art Museum post
MIAMI – Natasha D’Souza has been appointed Director of Development at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, the Smithsonian affiliate in Miami.
D’Souza, a development expert with more than 15 years of fundraising leadership experience. She joins the museum after serving as Associate Director of Development at United Way of Miami-Dade.
In her new role at the Frost Art Museum FIU, she will be responsible for developing and implementing the annual fundraising plan and major gifts/fundraising objectives, cultivating the dedicated donor base, endowment growth, and increasing contributions for expanded programming. The museum is part of Florida International University and is one of Miami’s leading cultural destinations.
“Natasha’s depth of leadership experience in corporate and individual giving and her proven track record of successful donor stewardship will strengthen the museum’s fundraising capacities across the board,” said Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, director of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU.
“She brings years of expertise and accomplishments in major fundraising for some of Miami’s largest non-profits, coupled with her active involvement in the city’s rich cultural life. As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the museum’s new world-class building, we are cultivating our loyal and generous patron base through new initiatives, bold exhibitions and educational programs,” adds Pomeroy.
“I am honored to represent the Frost Art Museum FIU in the community and within circles of influence,” said D’Souza. “It is thrilling to marvel at the majesty of this architectural masterpiece and to be part of these important exhibitions. The arts are booming in Miami, and I look forward to being part of this cultural movement that is taking this great city to the next level,” adds D’Souza.
D’Souza holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Emory University. She is a first-generation American, raised in Bergenfield, New Jersey.