Metropolitan College of New York Names Kristin Curry Chief Development Officer

Metropolitan College of New York Names Kristin Curry Chief Development Officer
Metropolitan College of New York

Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) announces that Kristin Curry has been appointed Chief Development Officer. Curry will be leading MCNY’s fundraising and alumni engagement efforts. In this role, she will direct the College’s efforts to create and maintain pathways for continuous engagement of major donors, alumni and friends to support the success of our students and advance MCNY’s mission to strengthen our communities through its unique, workplace-embedded curriculum, Purpose-Centered Education.

Kristina Curry Named Chief Development Officer, MCNY

“We are delighted to welcome Kristin Curry to MCNY. Kristin’s broad experience and skills will support our efforts to deepen partnerships with individuals and organizations that seek to promote social justice and empower adult students to lead constructive change,” said Dr. Joanne Passaro, President of MCNY, “Kristin is passionate about our mission, and we are excited to begin our work with her.”

As a non-profit leader and development professional, Kristin Curry is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals and communities through the power of philanthropy. She brings over 25 years of experience securing general operating and program funding from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government entities as well as through major fundraising events.

“Through innovative, experientially-based education, MCNY students make immediate use of their new skills to make a positive impact in their workplaces and communities,” said Kristin Curry, MCNY’s new Chief Development Officer, “I’m excited to join an institution that graduates such impressive change agents and look forward to supporting our students and the College’s commitment to combining education with social justice to create a better society for us all.”

At the Newark Museum of Art, as Director of Institutional Giving and Events, Kristin oversaw corporate, foundation, government fundraising and the Museum’s annual Art Ball gala, managed the Business and Community Council and chaired the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She also served as president of the New Jersey Association of Museums. Prior to her work at the Museum, she managed corporate relations at the Central Park Conservancy, raising funds to support environmental education programs and the beautification and maintenance of New York’s famed Central Park. She began her career in development at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.

Kristin holds an M.A. from Montclair State University and a B.A. from Drew University.