DIPAC hires director of advancement

The Daniel Island Performing Arts Center (DIPAC) has announced the hiring of Lowcountry native Betsy Brabham as director of advancement. She will be working with the DIPAC Board of Directors and Advisory Committee to implement a long-term strategic fundraising plan to advance its Capital Campaign.

Betsy is a College of Charleston graduate and brings a diverse skill set to her duties, according to a DIPAC press release. She has participated in fundraising activities for The American Cancer Society and the Rotary Club. Her most recent position was marketing coordinator for Embraer Executive Jets in Melbourne, Florida. During her tenure there, she oversaw a multimillion dollar advertising budget and successfully coordinated seven international marketing events across five different countries. She also served as brand ambassador for Embraer at global media partner events.

DIPAC’s vision is to create an intimate (400 seats) and acoustically pure performing arts center for local performing arts companies and arts professionals. It will create and implement a comprehensive portfolio of arts education, outreach programs, and initiatives for students of all ages across the Lowcountry. DIPAC will also have South Carolina’s first LORT* Theatre company in residence. DIPAC’s timeline projects an inaugural season during 2019-2020.

*There are 72 LORT designated theatres in all the major markets across the country. LORT theatres are considered “destinations” and serve as incubators for Broadway shows. In addition, they are eligible for regional Tony Awards. Currently no LORT theatres exist in the state of South Carolina.