The Santa Barbara Symphony is pleased to welcome Anais Pellegrini as Vice President of Advancement.

“We are excited to welcome Anais to the Symphony family,” stated Symphony Executive Director Kevin A. Marvin.  “She is a proven development professional with strong roots in Santa Barbara.  With her strong love of the arts and commitment to provide the best live classical musical performance in the region, she is a welcomed addition to our team.”

Anais Pellegrini began her career in fundraising at the Katonah Museum of Art (N.Y.) in 2005, and has since worked for a range of non-profit organizations. A Santa Barbara resident for over ten years, Anais is proud to have served as Associate Regional Director for the Anti-Defamation League’s Tri-Counties office; as Associate Director of Development for the Granada Theatre; Director of Development for the Community Environmental Council, and most recently, Director of Development at Dream Foundation. She has held volunteer leadership roles on the boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, as well as the Santa Barbara Education Foundation. She is currently a Board Member at Girls Rock Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Education Foundation.

A generalist in the Development field, Anais has a passion for connecting both individual and corporate funders with resonant causes and creating tailored engagement plans to build meaningful Corporate Social Responsibility programs.  Anais is thrilled to take on the role of VP of Advancement for the SB Symphony to secure funding for this vital and venerable community cultural resource. Of special interest to her is advocating for the beauty and joy of live symphonic music to the next generation of music lovers.

Born in Malta and raised in China, Australia and Hong Kong, Anais has a deep interest in what strengthens and enriches lives and communities, and is honored to be a part of the non-profit sector in Santa Barbara. She is a mother to two daughters, Talia (7) and Lena (5), who attend Peabody Charter School. 

The Santa Barbara Symphony looks forward to sharing the upcoming season of thrilling and inspired programming with the community and visitors alike! For more information on the Santa Barbara Symphony, or its programming, visit

About The Santa Barbara Symphony

A professional orchestra founded in 1953 on the belief that a special city deserves a special orchestra, the Santa Barbara Symphony is consistently lauded for its innovation, artistic excellence, commitment to delivering dynamic music education programs, and is widely recognized as one of the region’s premier cultural institutions. Under the artistic leadership of charismatic Israeli conductor and Santa Barbara resident, Nir Kabaretti, since his appointment in 2006, the Symphony is one of the few orchestras in the nation who found ways to bring the orchestra together for a full season of live broadcasts.  Its mission of bringing joy, engagement and connection to the community was amplified during the pandemic, when it was needed the most. As the only music education program tied to a Symphony orchestra in the region, its award-winning programs serve more than 10,000 students throughout Santa Barbara County each year. For additional information, visit

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