“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.
About The Santa Barbara Symphony
The Santa Barbara Symphony, founded in 1953 on the belief that a special city deserves a special orchestra. Consistently lauded for its unique ability to present brilliant concerts, engage the community, and deliver dynamic music education programs, the organization prizes both innovation and artistic excellence, and is widely recognized as one of the region’s premier cultural institutions. Its award-winning Music Education Center serves more than 10,000 students throughout Santa Barbara County each year. Charismatic Israeli conductor Nir Kabaretti was appointed music director of the Santa Barbara Symphony in 2006.