Orlando Philharmonic Welcomes New Development Director

Maile Miller Director of DevelopmentDr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts’ Maile Miller joins the orchestra as head of the development team

(June 25, 2015, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announced today that Maile Miller, former Associate Director of Individual Philanthropy at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, will lead the orchestra’s fundraising team beginning in July.   

Miller’s 10-year fundraising track record includes raising six-and seven-figure gifts and managing a capital campaign portfolio of 200+ donors and prospects for the Center. She has closed more than $4.5 million in gifts since 2012. Prior to her time at Dr. Phillips Center, she worked on development teams at Orange County Regional History Center and Florida Hospital, one of the largest development operations in Central Florida.

“I am thrilled to join the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra at this incredible time of growth and expansion,” said Miller. “The opportunity to work closely with the board and staff, especially new music director Eric Jacobsen, to raise the funds necessary to complete the Plaza Live Project is exhilarating. Together we have a chance to elevate arts to a completely new level in Central Florida.”

Orlando Philharmonic Executive Director David Schillhammer said the choice was easy.

“Maile’s breadth and depth of knowledge of fundraising and of the Central Florida community will be invaluable to the orchestra as we move forward,” he said. “She fills a critical role, will be an important partner to the board, staff, Friends of the Philharmonic, and new music director Eric Jacobsen.  In addition to raising annual funds, I know she will help guide our Plaza Live capital campaign through to a successful conclusion.” 

Miller belongs to the Central Florida Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, where she served as a board member for four years.  A lover of the arts, she is a member of Council of 101, a volunteer fundraising association that supports the Orlando Museum of Art, and has sung with Bach Festival Society of Winter Park choir since 2009. Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a Master of Science in Management from the University of Florida.