NEFA Appoints New Development Manager



(Boston, MA) The New England Foundation for the Arts announced that Sharon Timmel has joined the organization as development manager.


Prior to joining NEFA, Sharon served as development and communications manager for ZUMIX, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth and building community through music and the arts. Earlier positions included AmeriCorps VISTA roles at More than Words and at ZUMIX, and an internship at She is a member of the board of directors of Calling All Crows, an organization that partners musicians with fans to create change through hands-on service and activism, specifically focused on women's rights. Sharon holds a BA from Villanova University, and is completing a MS in Arts Administration from Boston University. Originally from Newtown, CT, she currently resides in Somerville, MA.

“We are delighted to welcome Sharon,” said NEFA executive director Cathy Edwards, “Her personal interest in the arts and knowledge of development practices makes for a great fit at NEFA.”

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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 nonprofit 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 foundations, corporations, individuals and other government agencies.

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