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Jayme Koszyn (Principal and Founder) oversees all activities of Koszyn & Company. A career fundraiser, she was the executive in charge of BAM’s first-ever Department of Education and Humanities. Leading the Koszyn & Company team, Ms. Koszyn has worked with over 130 clients since the firm’s inception, and has spoken at seminars and symposia about fundraising, development, and institution building. Ms. Koszyn is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, and was a Telluride Scholar at Cornell University. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and a certificate from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Ms. Koszyn is a fourth generation New Yorker and lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Lynn Stern (Senior Associate), has been working with Koszyn & Company since its founding, with a break as the senior program officer at the Surdna Foundation, specializing in the role of arts and culture within social change. She has worked with foundations and non-profit arts and culture organizations on grantmaking, program development, fundraising and evaluation, including the Ford Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Creative Capital Foundation, Media Impact Funders (formerly Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media), Asian Cultural Council, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Ms. Stern has written case studies and monographs for the Americans for the Arts’ Animating Democracy Initiative and The Business of the Arts monograph series published by Non-profit Finance Fund. Prior at Surdna Foundation, Ms. Stern was the senior program officer for the arts, where she managed its $8.25M culture portfolio with national grantmaking in arts-based economic development, arts and social change, community-engaged design, and teens’ artistic and cultural advancement. Fluent in Russian, Ms. Stern is a specialist in international cultural exchange with regional expertise in East and Central Europe and Russia.

Dan Zanella (Senior Associate) joined Koszyn & Company in 2006. During his more than two decades working in development, Mr. Zanella had a senior position with the Easter Seal organization, then served as Director of Development at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra before becoming the Chief Development Officer at American Ballet Theatre. Mr. Zanella has managed programs raising a total of more than $80 million for these organizations. During Mr. Zanella’s eight-year tenure at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, annual contributed income doubled while the organization’s endowment saw a six fold increase. He was also instrumental in successfully transitioning the Orchestra into its new home at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. At American Ballet Theatre, Mr. Zanellawas a member of the senior management and was directly responsible for an annual development goal of more than $13 million as well as significant Board development responsibilities. Mr. Zanella graduated from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music with a double major in Music Performance and Management.

Rafael Weil (Designer) began working with Koszyn & Company in 2006, when he refined and upgraded the company’s visual identity. Since then, Mr. Weil has designed numerous marketing pieces, including brochures, invitations, case statements, and presentations for many of Koszyn & Company’s clients. Working with Koszyn & Company, Mr. Weil designed the logo for National Foundation for Advancement for the Arts and collaborated with the World Federation of United Nations Associations to design their Global Citizen Campaign brochure. Mr. Weil was born in Caracas, Venezuela and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior architecture from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design from Yale University. Following his studies at Yale, Mr. Weil served as director of design at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where he implemented a new visual identity across the entire organization. Mr. Weil is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

Jessica Crone (Marketing & Client Relations Director) joined Koszyn & Company in 2010. Prior to joining Koszyn & Company, she was Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Young Audiences New York, one of the largest arts education providers to the New York City Public Schools. Jessica has also worked with MCC Theater (Off-Broadway), Lincoln Center Festival and New York University Television in various marketing capacities. Ms. Crone holds Master’s degrees in Performing Arts Administration from New York University and Classical Music Performance from Miami University (OH), and is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. In addition to her work in marketing, client and public relations, Ms. Crone is a senior project manager with extensive global operations and end-to-end production experience.

Ilona Aleksandrova (Associate) joined Koszyn & Company in 2011. Previously, she was the Development Associate at the GO Project, a not-for-profit based in lower Manhattan. Ms. Aleksandrova also held positions at the Cluny Museum in Paris, where she helped develop a corporate sponsorship initiative strategy, and in the Marketing and Communications department of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Ms. Aleksandrova graduated cum laude from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Science and Mass Communications, holds an M.A. in Art History from Brooklyn College, and is fluent in Russian and Spanish.

Stephanie Anklin (Associate) graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Art History and Economics and completed an honors thesis in Art History. She is currently completing a certificate in Arts Administration from New York University. She has held positions at Staley-Wise Gallery, Gagosian Gallery, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Ms. Anklin attended Philips Exeter Academy. Ms. Anklin is involved with Wellesley Friends of Art, the Philips Exeter Academy Young Alumni Association of New York, and the Guggenheim Young Collectors Council, as well as volunteering for God’s Love We Deliver. She is fluent in German.

Hilary Edelstein (Associate) graduated from Princeton University summa cum laude with a degree in Art & Archeology and a Certificate in East Asian Studies. She was the recipient of the Irma S. Seitz Prize in the Field of Modern Art, awarded for the best senior thesis in the Modern Art era addressing an aspect of visual arts. Ms. Edelstein has worked in Beijing where she was a Curriculum Development Intern for the DK Education Company, was the Program Manager for the Princeton Student Events Committee, worked in media relations for Goodman Media International here in New York, and was the Student Committee Chair for the Communiversity, an annual Princeton-wide event that brings over 40,000 students and 200 local artists and businesses to campus. Ms. Edelstein attended the Brearley and Trinity Schools and is a native New Yorker.

Alyssa Hasbrouck (Associate) graduated from Yale University with Honors in American Studies. A saxophonist and percussionist, she was the recipient of the Paul F. Festersen Memorial Award four times for exceptional service to the Yale Bands and its community; her musical interests impacted her professional work as the Development Intern for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, where she wrote grant proposals, helped develop a planned giving program, and conducted prospect research. Ms. Hasbrouck also served as Morse College’s Senior Master’s Aide and Webmaster, and was the Digital Imaging and Cataloging Assistant at the Yale Information Technology Services, where she restructured the Yale Photo & Design website and developed a new financial reporting system.

Nora May (Associate) graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. She was an intern at EmbraceRace, a racial justice and education non-profit, and she was a Freshman Counselor for Silliman College. At Yale, she was the president of the Guild of Bookmakers and she was the Music Director, Tour Manager, and Webmaster for an a cappella group. Nora joined Koszyn & Company in 2017.

Casey Moser (Associate) is a graduate of Muhlenberg College with a degree in Arts Administration and a minor in Sociology. She was a Dana Scholar and the recipient of a Presidential Merit Scholarship. She has previously held positions at Atlantic Theater Company, McCarter Theatre Center, Americans for the Arts, and Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance. In her spare time, Ms. Moser sits on the alumnae board for the Delta Lambda chapter of the Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority and on the Young Professionals Committee of the New York City Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Hannah Talmadge Silleck (Associate) graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2016 with a degree in International Studies, concentrated in international economics, and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. After graduation she began her career in the fashion industry but grew to realize that her passions lay in non-profit work, which led her to Koszyn & Company. Hannah is a New York City native, a graduate of the Spence School, and joined Koszyn & Company in 2017.

Additional staff / Koszyn & Company also works with highly-qualified grant-writers, researchers, and non-profit executives as its associate staff throughout the year.