Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin has appointed Molly Hasie Sherman as Director of Development effective April 1. A University of Texas alum, Sherman brings twenty years of experience in fundraising and development to the position. “I feel very fortunate to add to The Blanton team such an exceptionally capable development professional,” states Blanton director Simone Wicha. “Molly’s strong ties to the Austin and Texas philanthropic communities will serve us well as we prepare for our 50th anniversary in 2013, and for a number of other significant new initiatives.”
Sherman has spent the last seventeen years working as Director of Development at Austin’s St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, where she built the development department from a staff of one to five, and led three successful major capital campaigns that raised over $60 million. Prior to that, she worked at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center as a Development Associate. She received her B.A. with a major in Plan II and her M.B.A. from UT Austin.
Sherman has served on the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum Foundation Board and on the Board of Directors for the West Austin Youth Association (WAYA). She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Texas Exes.
“It is indeed a privilege for me to accept the position of Director of Development at The Blanton,” states Sherman. “After many years of working in an educational environment, I know firsthand the tremendous impact that art and culture can have on the lives of students and the greater community.”
The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the foremost university art museums in the country. The museum’s collection is the largest and most comprehensive in Central Texas and comprises more than 18,000 works. It is recognized for its European paintings, modern and contemporary American and Latin American art and an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings.