(Louisville, KY — November 9, 2015) The Frazier History Museum announced today that Meg Gammage-Tucker, PhD, CFRE has joined its senior administrative team as Director of Institutional Advancement effectively immediately.
Gammage-Tucker has extensive experience with nonprofit, collections-based, and educational institutions seeking to build partnerships, relationships, planned giving programs and investments in order to fulfill missions that positively impact the community. She earned her BS in Sociology from Illinois State University and both an MA in Museum Science and a Masters of Public Administration from Texas Tech University from which she also earned a PhD in Political Science. She is a certified fundraising executive through CFRE International, Alexandria VA.
Most recently, Gammage-Tucker served as Sr. Vice President for Mission Advancement, Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Inc. where she reorganized advancement and sponsorship programs, developed board commitment and engagement programs, and established an annual fundraising plan to engage residents and the community at-large.
Previously, Gammage-Tucker’s more than 30 years as a development professional have included Vice President for Advancement for Zoo Atlanta, Senior Consultant for Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates, development consultants, Director of Advancement for the Indiana Repertory Theatre and Director of Institutional Advancement for Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc. She has been on the faculty of The Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University, since 1996.
Gammage-Tucker’s focus at the Frazier will be on enhancing organizational sustainability and positive community impact, capital and annual campaign planning, management, and evaluation, strategic and operational planning and evaluation, philanthropic trend analyses and grant development.
“Meg’s experience and expertise will be invaluable to us as we move the Frazier forward as the home to the heart of Kentucky,” said Frazier President & CEO Penny Peavler. “ It is exciting to think about what we can achieve as we embark on our transformation to being the region’s foremost storyteller and the gateway to the authentic history of bourbon, one of our state’s signature products.”
Just this past spring, the Frazier announced that the Museum will explore and develop the concept of a new and expanded Bourbon experience in partnership with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) that will serve as an official starting point to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®. Through this partnership, the Frazier will provide an authentic and inclusive look at the heritage and history of Bourbon, one of the state’s signature products. Preliminary plans include Bourbon-related exhibits and interactive learning experiences that focus on the various aspects of Bourbon, including the people, places and innovations that have made Bourbon what it is today.