Emily Kaplan



Emily Kaplan

Project Manager


Emily Kaplan is a development professional who has worked for NYC arts institutions large and small. Emily began her development work at Signature Theater, where she assisted with the Patron Program. From there, she moved to HERE Arts Center, where she was a member of a two-person development team that not only managed HERE's fundraising needs, but also provided development training and support for all of the organization's resident artists. Emily then went on to become the Development Director of The Bushwick Starr. As the Starr's sole development staffer, Emily guided the organization through a period of rapid growth, with a budget that doubled within her three seasons on the job. She simultaneously worked with New Georges to design and implement a new database, which organized over 15 years' worth of donor and audience information. Emily received a B.A. from Barnard College, where she studied theatre and English. An avid theatergoer, Emily spends her free time seeing shows, trying multiple free samples at Trader Joe's, and coveting the dogs she sees in Prospect Park.




Email: emily@advancenyc.com 
Phone: 212.924.4488 x 5275

Areas of Expertise

  • Database Creation and Management
  • Individual Giving
  • Staff Training

Areas of Interest

  • Parks & Recreation
  • Performing Arts
  • Theater

Recent Projects and Clients

  • Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • WP Theater