Carl Sylvestre has twenty years experience in integrating fundraising and marketing tools to support the essential works of many respected organizations. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Glasgow School of Business and Management, an M.A. in Theater from Hunter College of The City University of New York and a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Culture from Columbia University.
Carl Sylvestre has served as a guest lecturer in marketing and fundraising at Drew University; Arts & Business Council of New York; New York University School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies; Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center and as a Cultural Program panelist for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. He continues to research issues affecting the corporate and not-for-profit sector and recently published, "Leveraging Associations: The Promotion of Cultural Sponsorship
" in the Journal of Promotion Management, 2008. Volume 13 (3/4).
Carl Sylvestre is a board member and treasurer of Opera Exposures, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to producing recitals of classical and cabaret vocalists, and is the President of the Robert Giard Foundation. He is formerly the Managing Director, Relentless Theatre Company; a steering committee member for the University of Glasgow Alumni Association. He was a Direct Mail Account Manager at Carl Bloom Associates; Assistant Director of Development for the Whitney Museum of American Art; and for seven years, a Supervisor of Marketing and Donor Services at the Metropolitan Opera Association.