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. In 2018, 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.
Hilary Edelstein 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.
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.
Nora May graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. She has worked in academic research labs for Abbas Firoozabadi at Yale and Dr. David DiCarlo at UT Austin and has worked published in Energy & Fuels. Previously, she held an intern position at EmbraceRace, a racial justice and education non-profit, and she was a Freshman Counselor for Silliman College. In addition, she enjoys art and music. In school, she was President of the Guild of Bookmakers and she was the Music Director, Tour Manager, and Webmaster for her a cappella group Magevet, which sings Jewish, Hebrew, and Israeli music.
FUNDRAISING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Casey Moser has held positions with Artists Up, ArtsEd Washington, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, the Robert Chinn Foundation, ArtsFund, Atlantic Theater Company, McCarter Theatre Center, Americans for the Arts, and Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance. She is a graduate of Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor's degree in Arts Administration and a minor in Sociology. She also holds Master's in Public Administration from the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, where she received an Evans Fellowship, earned membership in Pi Alpha Alpha, and served as Co-Lead of the Evans Partnership for Community & Diversity. Ms. Moser previously sat on the alumnae board for the Delta Lambda chapter of the Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority and served on the Young Professionals Committee of the New York City Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Devon Stein graduated cum laude from Rutgers University in 2014 with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and minors in English and French. She has interned at Oxford University Press, PEN America, Akashic Books, and Foundry Literary & Media. She completed a term as an AmeriCorps VISTA at The Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) in Astoria, Queens, and continued her nonprofit work as a Research Assistant in Higher Education at MDRC. Ms. Stein is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and is fluent in French.
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.