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2017 Awardee: Beth Brummel

Beth Brummel

Chief Operating Officer

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts


Beth Brummel, Chief Operating Officer for Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, directs the full scope of Wolf Trap’s development, marketing, patron services, education, human resources, and government relations teams and programs. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2005 as vice president, external affairs, Brummel served as director of external programs at St. Albans Episcopal School for Boys. As project director of the Survivors’ Fund for The Community Foundation of Greater Washington, she managed a $20 million fund in support of individuals affected by the September 11 attack. Brummel’s early career included work on Capitol Hill and with People for the American Way, as well as holding senior fundraising positions at Children’s National Medical Center, culminating in her direction of the Medical Center’s $250 million Giant Steps campaign. A graduate of Yale University, Brummel is an advisor to the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers/Booz Allen Hamilton Nonprofit Summer Learning Series and is a frequent speaker on philanthropy, fundraising, and nonprofit leadership.  She has served in a number of volunteer leadership roles with the AFP DC Chapter, including service on the Chapter’s Board of Directors, co-chairing NCPD in 2005, and co-chairing the 2013 AFP DC/DMAW Bridge to Integrated Marketing Conference.  She currently co-chairs the Bridge Conference Steering Committee.