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Lauren Gibbs, Founder and Director

Lauren is a multi-disciplinary arts administrator with nearly two decades of professional experience and proven results in diversified fundraising strategies.  

She founded LG Capital for Culture, LLC in 2014 to formalize the business structure for her company’s services to the nonprofits arts and culture sector. Lauren and her skilled team of expert development strategists, event managers, major gift specialists, researchers and grant writers work diligently to meet the unique needs of each client.

Lauren has an academic and professional background in dance theater and business, which stems from her lifelong passion for the performing and visual arts.  Over the last 17+ years, she has worked with startup to medium sized arts nonprofits, including service organizations, culturally specific organizations, individual artists, presenters, schools, museums, residency organizations and more.  She continues to dedicate her professional career to promoting and advancing the cultural sector.

She has held full-time staff positions and consulting positions in development for a variety of arts organizations, including: Ballet Hispanico, Works & Process at the Guggenheim, Fractured Atlas, Origin Theatre Company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, HB Studio, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Museum of Arts and Design, Signature Theater Company, Tarrytown Music Hall, Count Basie Theater, Millay Arts Colony, Young Concert Artists, and Queens Symphony Orchestra, among many others. 

Lauren and her skilled team at LG Capital for Culture have extensive experience in the creation and implementation of annual and capital strategic development plans; feasibility studies and surveying; solicitation of diversified support through prospect research, grant writing, membership, and individual giving; board development and cultivation; event planning and execution; nonprofit incorporation; and general management.

Lauren has taught development strategy as a guest professor for the Master’s Program at Brooklyn College and Hostos College. She has served as a grant panelist for the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and a SmART Bar presenter at the Dance/USA and Dance/NYC annual symposiums.

For the last five years, she has served as a Host Committee member for DRA's Annual Hudson Valley Dance Festival, and she was previously an Advisory Board member for Monica Bill Barnes & Company.  As a pro-bono development professional, she helped manage Dakar Vert's Environmental Film Festival, which opened the 2016 BAMFilmAfrica Festival. She is a member and frequent patron of many local cultural nonprofits such as BAM, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic, Rubin Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of National History, and Municipal Arts Society. 

She received her Master of Arts (M.A.) in Performing Arts Administration from New York University. She also has a dual Bachelors Degree in Dance/Theatre (B.A) and International Business, with a concentration in French (B.B.A.), from James Madison University.

Currently residing in Brooklyn with her wonderful partner Robert, she previously worked and lived in Manhattan, Paris, and the Jersey shore over the last two decades.

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Elizabeth Jones, Senior Associate

Elizabeth joined LG Capital for Culture in fall 2015.

She is an enthusiastic and results-driven arts administrator with more than 12 years of fundraising, human resources and general administrative experience across the non-profit and for-profit sectors.

 She has helped manage development consulting work with LG Capital for Culture for the firm’s following clients: Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Dancewave, HB Studio, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Tarrytown Music Hall, and Works & Process at the Guggenheim, among others. Previously, Elizabeth held development positions in the non-profit sector with American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Hispanico and Paul Taylor Dance Company. She also worked in the for-profit sector in Human Resources at Bridgewater Associates.

Elizabeth has extensive experience in producing, planning and executing a wide range of events; membership and major giving campaigns; board development and cultivation; creation and implementation of development plans; intern and volunteer programming; prospect research; HR relations, including employee recruiting and retention; and general management.

 Most recently, she was a SmART Bar presenter at the Dance/NYC Symposium in 2018 and 2019. Elizabeth holds a B.F.A degree in dance from Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University. She danced professionally for the Arena Football League’s New York Dragons dance team, The Firedancers, for 3 years.

Elizabeth currently resides on Long Island with her husband and two children.

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Anna Brady Marcus, Grants Associate

Anna joined LGCapital for Culture in summer 2018.

She started her career in arts management in 2001 at Pentacle (DanceWorks, Inc.) where she worked directly with dozens of dance companies and hundreds of performing artists.

In her various roles over the last nearly twenty years, she has been a fiscal manager, booking representative, program director, development associate, and curator and producer of dance films.

As a grant writer, she has fifteen years of experience developing proposals for private and government institutions, specializing in funding for the performing arts.

She is also a fiction and creative nonfiction writer, and the founder of Anchor Your Legacy, a ghostwriting and personal history business.

Anna has a B.F.A. in dance from California Institute of the Arts and a graduate certificate in media management from the New School.

She currently resides in the Hudson Valley with her musician husband and budding performer daughter.