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Edward J. Lewis III, Chief Advancement Officer

Edward J. Lewis IIIEdward Lewis has more than a decade of nonprofit management and fund-raising experience in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and brings a wealth of academic practice in the performing arts where he has served as studio teacher, chamber music coach and conductor at the University of Dallas.

Lewis joined the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2006 to provide strategic direction for a comprehensive fund-raising program for the performing arts, which includes support for the School of Music, the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and the center’s Artist Partner Program.  In addition to leading the development staff, he was part of the center’s team of directors, which was responsible for long-range planning, organizational structure and policy-making, and institutional budgeting. He also stewarded the center’s leadership council.

From 2004-06, Lewis was associate director of development for the University of Maryland’s College of Arts and Humanities. Previously, he was director of development at the Cathedral Choral Society, and assistant director of development for the Kogod School of Business at American University, both in Washington, D.C.

Lewis holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan. He is a violist and also an alumnus of the University of Maryland School of Music, where he studied chamber music with the Guarneri String Quartet. His professional experience includes performing as a member of the Dallas Opera Orchestra, the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Haydn Sinfonietta Wien, and the Toledo Symphony. In addition, he has performed with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Utah Chamber Music Festival, and was a Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival.

Under the direction of the Chancellor, the Chief Advancement Officer oversees fund raising (development) and alumni. The CAO is also the principle liaison to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Foundation, Inc., an independently governed nonprofit that invests and manages private gifts to UNCSA. The CAO coordinates communications regarding acceptance, investment, and use of private donations to UNCSA with the controller of the Foundation, who reports directly to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.




Edward Lewis, Chief Advancement Officer
Phone:  (336) 770-3329
Fax:  (336) 770-3375

Savannah Stanbery, Executive Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer
Phone: (336) 770-1427


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