The Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown has named Marylyn McLaughlin, an experienced fundraiser, to its board.
In addition to co-chairing two successful Starlight Balls for MPAC, the Morristown resident has raised money for the Delbarton School, Assumption School and the former Family Services of Morris County. Marylyn also helped her husband Tom, a former MPAC trustee, to identify potential patrons for the arts center, according to an announcement from MPAC on Tuesday.
“MPAC has positively impacted Morristown and the surrounding communities by bringing performing arts of all style and genres to our doorstep,” Marylyn said in a statement. “I plan to work with my fellow board members as we foster the relationships that have helped MPAC to grow and sustain this mission. The future looks very bright here in Morristown!”
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FROM THE MAYO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER:
(Morristown, NJ) -Morristown resident Marylyn McLaughlin has been named to the Board of Trustees of the Mayo Performing Arts Center.
Ms. McLaughlin has lived in Morristown for 23 years, and has been actively involved in fundraising for Delbarton School, Assumption School, Family Services, and most notably the Mayo Performing Arts Center. She has co-chaired MPAC’s past two Starlight Balls, the Theatre’s major annual fundraising gala, and has also worked alongside her husband, Tom, a former MPAC Trustee, to help the MPAC Development Department to identify potential benefactors.
“Marylyn’s efforts as co-chair of our Starlight Ball for the past two years have brought our gala to new levels of financial success,” said Joseph M. Goryeb, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. ”Marylyn will continue to provide valuable fundraising insight that will help MPAC remain financially strong for years to come.”
“I am honored to be joining the Board of Trustees of the MPAC, an institution that has become a cornerstone of our community in the past decade,” she said.
“MPAC has positively impacted Morristown and the surrounding communities by bringing performing arts of all style and genres to our doorstep. It attracts both young and old, and a variety of ethnicities and backgrounds….all coming together to celebrate the arts.
“MPAC has expanded to provide outreach and education to our younger generation of artists, oftentimes extending scholarships to students in need. I plan to work with my fellow board members as we foster the relationships that have helped MPAC to grow and sustain this mission. The future looks very bright here in Morristown!”
Next year, she will be the Delbarton Mothers’ Guild President, and will oversee their entire scholarship fundraising effort for the 2014-2015 school year. She has held various committee and chair positions at Delbarton and Assumption, and will bring her enthusiasm and work ethic to the MPAC.
Ms. McLaughlin balances the jobs of mother of four young men, with her travel consultant business, and volunteer work. She is most proud of her job as mother.
She received a BA in International Relations at Lafayette College in 1985, and had worked in Capital Markets for Oppenheimer and Co on Wall Street prior to becoming a homemaker.
Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2013-2014 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.