Director of Development
Gabrielle Gilliam is a fund development and non-profit management professional. She has over two consecutive decades of experience in fundraising and institutional advancement. In recent years, Gabrielle has been working as an independent consultant with a client list that includes the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Fiver Children’s Foundation, The Peter Westbrook Foundation and Global Language Project. Gabrielle’s expertise includes strategic campaign planning, major gift fundraising, and annual giving campaigns, with equal emphasis on fundraising and volunteer management. Gabrielle is particularly committed to both the arts and empowering youth, and especially efforts where the two intersect. Opening Act also brings her back to original passion for the theater arts. Gabrielle received her BA in Drama and African Studies from Vassar College and her MA in Performance Studies from New York University/Tisch School of the Arts.