Philanthropic Expert Joins KinoSaito Art Center in Verplanck, NY

Kino Saito Suzanne Grossberg

Kino Saito The board announced the hiring of a philanthropic expert and resident of Westchester County Suzanne Grossberg at their non-profit art center Verplanck, NY. Ms. Grossberg will become the organization’s first Director of Arts Advancement effective April 9, 2022.

KinoSaito, Inc. is a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization rooted in the creation and practice of abstract art and committed to fostering experimentation in all its forms and mediums. It opened in 2021 after completing the renovation of its former 1921 St. Patrick’s School building. The center is located in the Hudson River hamlet of Verplanck, 45 minutes north of New York City. It houses two galleries, two artist-in-residence studios, an 80-seat theatre, a 35-seat classroom, a café and a garden.

Working with the Board of Directors in their efforts to advance KinoSaito’s unique mission, Ms. Grossberg will be responsible for strategic growth planning, Board and Advisory Board expansion, donor relations , fundraising, grant writing, program/event creation and execution, and public/community relations. Coming to this position after more than 30 years of raising millions of dollars for the arts, education and research, she looks forward to the challenges ahead.

Most recently, Ms. Grossberg was President and CEO of her own consulting firm and has assisted numerous nonprofit organizations with planning, board development, fundraising, grant writing and public relations. She is also a former State University of New York (SUNY) Art Studio Professor and Director of Sponsored Research who has exhibited her multimedia installations/performances for 15 years. Ms. Grossberg earned an MA in Interdisciplinary Creative Arts from San Francisco State University and a BS Magna Cum Laude in Communication Arts from SUNY New Paltz.

“We are delighted to have such an experienced philanthropic expert as Ms. Grossberg on our KinoSaito team,” said the Chairman of the Board. Mikiko Ino. “With her diverse background in the arts and education, her philanthropic knowledge of New York City, and her charming personality, I am confident that she will help us grow our young organization and ensure its sustainability for years to come.”

For more information about KinoSaito, visit www.kinosaito.org. To schedule a free visit, contact Art Center Director Michael Barraco at [email protected] or call 914-293-7468.