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Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation Board President
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation Announces New Executive Director
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland, August 14, 2023—Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation announces Ally Sirbaugh as its new executive director. In this role, she will lead the Foundation board, staff and volunteers in fundraising, building donor relationships, strategic planning and collaborating with the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts High School.
Prior to joining Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation, Ally served as the marketing director for three years at Sterling Financial Management, where she helped increase their brand awareness and build stronger communications with their clients through ten yearly educational seminars and events, social media posts, quarterly newsletters, website updates and various e-mail campaigns. Ally also coordinated all compliance pieces and sponsorships with area nonprofits, including a “Vote for your Favorite Nonprofit” campaign. Before Sterling Financial Management, Ally worked at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD for almost seven years as their communications director. She managed their 24-hour giving day, Washington County Gives, for over 90 nonprofits; created their 100-page annual report, Impact; and produced advertising pieces, press releases and content for two web sites as well as their social media accounts. Ally has over 20 years of experience in communications, marketing and project management.
Ally graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a Bachelor of Science in Communications, majoring in advertising.
“Ally is an exceptional working professional with deep ties to the school, as well as the greater philanthropic and arts’ communities. Her passion for education and the arts is the perfect fit, and we are fortunate to have her as our new executive director,” said Steven O’Farrell, president of the board of directors of the BISFA Foundation.
About Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation
Founded in 2008, the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts (BISFA) Foundation advances exceptional arts’ education by providing resources and funding that support the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts public high school in Hagerstown, Maryland. Funds are provided for programs, such as master classes, artists in residency, student field trips and state-of-the-art instructional materials and technology. To learn more, call the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation at (240) 347-4934, or visit www.barbaraingramfoundation.org.