PRINCIPAL AND FOUNDER
Jayme Koszyn oversees all activities of Koszyn & Company. Ms. Koszyn was a senior executive at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), designing, fundraising for, and leading its first Department of Education and Humanities. Working with her specialized staff of writers, researchers, and strategists, Ms. Koszyn has built institutions and businesses internationally, focusing on New York City. Prior to her work at BAM, she was a stage director, dramaturg, and writer for nearly two decades working in regional theaters and universities, including Huntington Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Arena Stage, among many others; her writings include "The Dramaturg and the Irrational" in the seminal textbook on dramaturgy, Dramaturgy in American Theater (Harcourt Brace). Ms. Koszyn served on the faculties of Boston University and Boston College, and she has spoken on panels and led seminars on fundraising around the world, including Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Ms. Koszyn graduated from New York City public schools, Princeton University magna cum laude, received an MFA from the School of the Arts at Columbia University in 2018, and was a Telluride Scholar at Cornell University; she holds a certificate from the Program on Negotiation and Business Structures at Harvard Law and Business Schools. Ms. Koszyn is the proud recipient of the “Award for Services to our Youth” from the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and was nominated as “Best Entrepreneur in New York City,” and her company for “Best Small Business” by Crain’s New York Business. Ms. Koszyn is the author of numerous published essays and is the co-author with Philip Lopate and John Rockwell of BAM: The Complete Works, which received the Special Jury Prize from the Theater Library Association. For three years in a row (2018-2020), Ms. Koszyn was honored with the “Notable Woman in Consulting Award” from Crain’s. Ms. Koszyn is a fourth generation New Yorker and lives in Brooklyn with her family.
Lynn Stern 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 nonprofit 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 Nonprofit 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 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. Zanella was 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 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.
Bridget Fleischer graduated with Honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.S. in Marketing and a Minor in Film Studies. She has studied in Asia through Rotary Youth Exchange, the Taiwan-U.S. Ambassador Program, and as an English teacher for Xi’an Jiaotong University. She speaks Mandarin Chinese. She has worked in marketing for the Nebraska Repertory Theater and as a fundraising intern for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.
Adriana Virgili graduated from New York University in May 2019 with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy and minors in German and Psychology. During college, she interned and gave tours at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery, and was a member of the NYU Women’s Choir. Ms. Virgili attended Phillips Academy Andover. She has interned at the Sorolla Museum, the Prado Museum, the Addison Gallery of American Art, Suhrkamp Verlag, and the Cervantes Institute and is fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian.
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Gabriela Goizueta graduated from Yale University in May 2019 with a B.A. in History of Art. During college, she held positions at various museums and galleries, including Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Yale University Art Gallery, and Matter & Light Fine Art. Following her studies, she expanded her understanding of the art world and worked in New York City at Hayworth Co. and Christie’s auction house. Ms. Goizueta is fluent in Spanish and Italian.
Isabella Beroutsos was the Dumbarton Oaks Humanities Fellow at the National Gallery of Art this year. She received her B.A. from Harvard University in 2019, concentrating in the History of Art & Architecture with secondary coursework in French and Economics. At school, Ms. Beroutsos was a Student Guide at the Harvard Art Museums and directed the Student Art Show. She has held intern positions at Dia Art Foundation, Crystal Bridges Museum, and the Louvre. She is passionate about museums and their evolving, unique roles in today’s world.
Jas Ogiste is a student at Oberlin College and Conservatory where she is pursuing degrees in Environmental Studies and Piano Performance. Jas was born and raised in Harlem, New York, where she attended both the Harlem School of the Arts, as a student in the Preparatory Program, and The Bronx High School of Science. At Oberlin, Ms. Ogiste has worked with the Oberlin Heritage Center to promote environmental reform and she performs as a solo and collaborative pianist.
Lily McClain grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and is now a rising junior at Northwestern University, where she is studying for a B.S. in Applied Mathematics. At Northwestern, she handles the finances for several student organizations of which she is a member. Ms. McClain has interned for Eye to Eye National as an event logistics specialist.