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The Motion Picture & Television Fund has hired veteran fundraiser Courteney Bailey as chief development officer, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
“After a long search, we believe we have found the best candidate for our chief development officer,” MPTF CEO Bob Beitcher said Thursday in a statement. “Courteney is smart and resourceful, full of energy and good ideas, and has a great reputation in our community. We are confident that she will take our fundraising program to a new level.”
Bailey previously worked for Conservation International, as well as UCLA’s health sciences and athletic departments.
“I knew as soon as I met her that Courteney was right for this job,” said MPTF board of governors chair Jeffrey Katzenberg. “She is an accomplished fundraiser with an impressive track record and innovative ideas who will lead our development team to new heights. We all look forward to working closely with her.”
Bailey will start immediately, as MPTF is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2021. She will report to Beitcher and lead the fundraising team out of the MPTF Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills.
“It is an honor to join MPTF, a beloved organization committed to serving the entertainment community for nearly 100 years,” said Bailey. “I’m excited to continue its legacy by harnessing the collective power of the industry to take care of its members in a rapidly increasing time of need.”
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