Thursday, April 16, 2015

Meet Charlie Nork, Our New Individual Giving Manager

by Chad Kinsman
Artistic & Management Coordinator

If you attended a special event during the 2010 Season, there's a good chance you met our  development intern Charlie Nork. And if you attend a special event this Season, you'll likely meet him again! He's just joined us as our newest staff member, our Individual Giving Manager, and we couldn't be more excited to have him back!

Where were you before starting at the Playhouse? 

My previous job was at New York Restoration Project, an NYC-based environmental conservancy founded by Bette Midler.

What interested you about working at the Playhouse?

I was actually a Playhouse intern in 2010, so this is a homecoming of sorts for me. The Woodward Internship Program gave me my first development job and jump-started my career, and the experience stayed with me for all these years. I’m thrilled to be back!

What is your favorite thing about working at the Playhouse so far?

The incredible WCP staff is one of my favorite things about working here. There’s just such a positive culture here that you can’t help looking forward to coming in to work. And of course, the wonderful art that will be appearing on stage very shortly!

What are most looking forward to at the Playhouse in 2015? What are your goals for the year?

I’m most looking forward to our new Insights program, which is an offshoot of the Tech Talks we’ve had recently. The program is designed to give our Premiere Circle donors an even more in-depth look at how we bring plays to life by hosting intimate discussions with artists from each production – directors, actors, designers, and playwrights. It will be a great way for our patrons to connect with each production on a much deeper level. My goal is to make Insights a huge success!

If you could rename your position based on your first few month’s experience, what would you call it?

It's a long one: Party-thrower, Letter-writter, RSVP-taker, Database-wrangler, Donor-outreacher, and Meeting-manager. 

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