(Boston, MA) The New England Foundation for the Arts announced that Deidra Montgomery has joined the organization as a development associate.
   
Most recently, Deidra worked as a paralegal for Sherin & Lodgen LLP in Boston. Earlier, she served as a program manager for PALS Children’s Chorus of Brookline and as an AmeriCorps volunteer rural music educator for Ethos Music Center in Oregon. An avid Sacred Harp singer, she has been a member since 2008 of the Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Community in Northampton, MA, serving on a number of committees. She has served as a music grants guest panelist for the Somerville Arts Council.  

A resident of Somerville, Massachusetts, Deidra received a B.A. in music from Amherst College (2010), and will complete a M.A. in Arts Administration program from Goucher College in August, 2015. “Deidra’s experience as an administrator, artist, and arts educator makes her a great fit for NEFA,” said NEFA’s development manager Sarah Long Holland. “We are thrilled to welcome her.” 

About NEFA
NEFA builds connections among artists, arts organizations, and funders, powering the arts to energize communities in New England, the nation, and the world. NEFA is a 501(c)(3) that operates in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the New England state arts agencies, with additional funding from corporations, foundations and individuals.

NEFA administers grantmaking programs that support the performing arts, public art, and Native American artists. NEFA also leads projects and initiatives that range from the analysis of the impact of the creative economy to the creation of online tools which link and advance the regional, national, and international cultural community. For more information, please visit www.nefa.org or call 617.951.0010.

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