Pamela Perkins Dwyer
Pamela is currently the Major Gifts Officer at the Los Angeles Master Chorale which is one of the resident companies of the Los Angeles County Performing Arts Center better known as The Music Center in downtown Los Angeles, where she previously held the position of Assistant Vice President of Advancement. Prior to that she served as the interim deputy director of the New West Symphony in Thousand Oaks, where among other responsibilities she oversaw operations, marketing, database, and administrative staff. She has also served as the Director of Development at the Santa Barbara Symphony, where she spearheaded a succession of successful fundraising campaigns and oversaw the organization’s planned giving, corporate giving, and annual fund efforts. She was a Regional Development Director for United Service Organizations in Arlington, Virginia where she was responsible for regional development and fundraising in 10 states, including managing, and coaching a staff of 9 local directors.
In addition to currently serving on the Association of Fundraising Professionals global board of directors, Pamela also serves as the president of the Channel Island Chapter of the Links, Inc. and a former co-president of the Santa Barbara and Ventura chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the American Association of University Women (Camarillo). Her numerous other professional affiliations include the National Flute Association, and the League of American Orchestras.
Pamela earned a Bachelor’s degree at Howard University, and a Master’s degree at Boston University. She received a Certificate in Fundraising Management at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and has completed development and executive management training at the Foundation Center in New York and the American Management Association, respectively.