Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra recently announced the appointment of Domenic Argentieri as its vice president of development.
Argentieri has 10 years of experience as a development professional that includes securing millions of dollars of donor commitments. He most recently managed a multi-million dollar capital campaign as an executive director of development for Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He also served as an annual fund and major gifts officer at University of Rochester for more than seven years, and joined RPO as its major gifts officer in July.
“He immediately proved his value in our efforts to connect with potential donors,” said Ralph Craviso, president and CEO. “With his leadership and experience, we were able to announce a $250,000 Community Challenge last week to help us reach our goal for fiscal 2017 — a balanced budget.”
Argentieri will lead the enhancement of RPO’s development practices to ensure that donor stewardship and engagement are best-in-class in the Rochester community.
“We are establishing a successful culture of philanthropy for the RPO in the community,” Argentieri said. “As VP of development, I look forward to leading a dedicated team that engages all patrons, donors and corporate sponsors with first-class customer service and personalized donor stewardship.”
One of his first jobs will be to fill his former position with another skilled fundraising professional, completing RPO’s plan to create a high-performance, revenue-producing development team to focus on achieving continued balanced budgets.