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Martin Duus

Martin Duus became vice president for development at Union Theological Seminary on July 1, 2015. He is a planning, development, and campaign specialist, who has spent the past 35 years in cultural affairs, working with, among others, The Frick Collection, where he created the external affairs department and helped lead a successful $34 million endowment campaign; the New York Public Library, in corporate major gifts on a $350 million campaign; the New York Historical Society; the Staten Island Children’s Museum; and the Paper Mill Playhouse. Prior to Union, he was a senior campaign director for the CCS in NYC and the central operating officer of Innovative Philanthropy, a small nonprofit consulting firm in New York City. He has organized conferences, presented, and consulted for various organizations, including Art Museum Development Association, New York University, National Alliance of Musical Theater Producers, and Marymount College. He has a BA in behavioral sciences with a minor in religion from Drew University and an MA in nonprofit management from The New School, New York City.