LOS ANGELES (Feb. 18, 2010) – The Southern California Institute of Architecture today announced the hiring of Bill Kramer, an experienced fundraiser for educational and other cultural institutions, as its new Chief Development Officer.
"The hiring of Bill Kramer represents a significant conceptual and administrative departure for SCI-Arc: he is an experienced, high-energy, art-architecture involved fundraiser who joins the school in anticipation of our forthcoming efforts to meet substantial scholarship, campus, salary and facilities goals," SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss said.
"Bill is well versed in both the content of the contemporary architecture discourse and the concomitant sources for funding that will enhance SCI-Arc's capacity to continue to lead the 'where architecture is going' discussion," Moss said.
Kramer comes to SCI-Arc from the California Institute of the Arts, where as Executive Director of Development for the past two years he managed the completion of the school's $150 million Campaign for CalArts.
Previously he headed development departments at the VH1 Save the Music Foundation and Columbia University's School of the Arts, and led the individual giving team at the Sundance Institute. In addition to his experience in development, he served as a finance and business manager at Columbia and as an urban planning analyst at the New York State MTA.
Kramer holds a master's degree in Public Administration and Urban Planning from New York University and a bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
"I am thrilled to be joining SCI-Arc to lead the development efforts," Kramer said. "SCI-Arc is an educational institution I greatly admire–it is deeply committed to its students and to the broader Los Angeles community."