Cultural Alliance of York County President Mary Anne Winkelman to Retire in 2018

May 1, 2018 Kelley Gibson News 0 Comments
Cultural Alliance President Mary Anne Winkelman

The Board of Directors of the Cultural Alliance of York County have announced that President Mary Anne Winkelman, who has served the Cultural Alliance of York County for 17 years, will be retiring at the end of 2018. Winkelman plans to step down effective December 31st.


Mary Anne Winkelman, 62, has served as President for the organization the past four years. Winkelman came to the Cultural Alliance in 2000 as a volunteer representative of the York Junior Symphony Orchestra. She was hired in 2001. Prior to becoming President, she served for 13 years as the Campaign Director and Vice President of the Cultural Alliance. Her development of an online interactive platform for managing the annual campaign was revolutionary and has been shared with other non-profits around the country. Most recently, Winkelman led the organization through its 2016 strategic plan and 2017 sustainability study.


“I have had the pleasure and honor of working for and with some of the brightest and most talented people in York. Together, we have truly fueled the creative energy of our community.  I thank the board and staff over all these years for their support and friendship. I will watch with great pleasure as the Cultural Alliance continues its good work and I look forward to my much anticipated retirement.”


Tony Campisi, Chair of the Board of Directors, will lead the transition team to conduct a search for a new president. “The Cultural Alliance of York County is dedicated to bringing arts and culture to life in York County,” said Campisi. “Since Mary Anne began her tenure as President, she has brought a transparency and strength to the Cultural Alliance and our arts sector in York. As we plan for this transition and change in leadership, we also want to express our sincere thanks to Mary Anne for her dedication and commitment to the Cultural Alliance and strengthening the arts in our community.”


Prior to coming to the Cultural Alliance, Winkelman was with BancTec for 13 years ultimately serving as VP of Software Services. She graduated from Temple University in 1978 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Sciences, and received her Executive MBA from Loyola College in 1993.


Founded as a United Arts Fund in 1999, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign supports eight partner agencies that are essential to arts and culture in our community and funds the Creative Impact Award grants that bring arts and culture to life in York County. Since its inception, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign has enabled $9.6 million in cash grants and more than $2 million in-kind support for the arts.


For more information, call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255, visit our website at www.culturalyork.org, visit the Cultural Alliance of York on Facebook, and follow @CulturalYork on Twitter.

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