Rebecca Cardwell
Adjunct Lecturer, Fundraising for the Performing Arts (Director of Development, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council)

Rebecca Cardwell (Brooklyn College)


MFA, Performing Arts Management, Brooklyn College
BA, Liberal Arts (concentration in Dance), The New School

Rebecca Cardwell has been the Director of Development at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) since spring 2018, after working across New York City’s cultural scene for more than a decade.

Previously, she served as Associate Vice President at DUNCH, a leading management firm focused on the long-term sustainability of the cultural sector. At DUNCH, Rebecca spearheaded and implemented fundraising campaigns and strategic plans for the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, American Composers Orchestra, ART21, BRIC, Dance/NYC, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Harlem School of the Arts, Houston Symphony, Jacob’s Pillow Dance, The Joyce Theater, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Madison Square Park Conservancy, Municipal Art Society of New York, Museum of Arts and Design, Mark Morris Dance Group, National Gallery of Australia, Playwrights Horizons, SITI Company, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and UrbanGlass, among others.

Rebecca received her MFA in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College, where she is currently an Adjunct Professor, and her BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Dance from The New School.