Lauren Hersh

Director of Donor Engagement, Individual and Corporate

Lauren Hersh

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  (941) 487-2715


Director of Donor Engagement, Individual and Corporate

Joined the Orchestra in 2015

Hometown: Sarasota, FL

Favorite Classical Work: New World Symphony by Antonín Dvořák I’ve always enjoyed New World Symphony, and studied it as part of my conducting course in college.

Lauren is responsible for working with corporations and foundations as well as a portfolio of individual donors to the Orchestra. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Business and Flute Performance from DePauw University. Her experience includes more than 15 years in development including positions at The Out-of-Door Academy, Young Concert Artists, and the New York Philharmonic.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Donor Engagement team at the Sarasota Orchestra. A Sarasota native, I participated in both the Sarasota Youth Orchestra and Summer Music Camp as a student which led me to pursue my degree in music business with the career goal of working for an orchestra. I have my dream job!”


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