KCRW Foundation Hires Jill Smayo as Development Director
May 6, 2014 at 9:01 AM (PT)
SANTA MONICA COLLEGE’s KCRW FOUNDATION has brought aboard JILL SMAYO to serve as Development Director. SMAYO will oversee efforts to expand KCRW’s 50,000-donor base and $15 million annual operating budget.
KCRW GM and KCRW Foundation Pres. JENNIFER FERRO said, “We are excited to bring JILL SMAYO aboard. This is a very important time in KCRW’s history -- with JILL’s proven track record and tenacious attitude, she will be a valuable addition to the leadership team.”
SMAYO joins KCRW in the midst of the station’s first major capital campaign in its 75-year history to raise $48 million for the construction of a new facility, and new programming and technology investments.
SMAYO brings more than 13 years of development experience, most recently as Dir./Development for INVISIBLE CHILDREN, where she created a Major Gifts Program and built a development department from the ground up. Prior to INVISIBLE CHILDREN, SMAYO served in various roles for the SAN DIEGO Opera, LA JOLLA Playhouse, NEW YORK WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL CENTER and MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER.