Lawrence Arts Center Hires Ryann Galloway Tacha as Chief Development Officer

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LAWRENCE, October 2 – Ryann Galloway Tacha will join the Lawrence Arts Center to lead fundraising and donor relations efforts at the non-profit community arts organization.

Galloway Tacha is an accomplished leader in advancement, recognized for her industry insights and remarkable track record of orchestrating memorable events, securing transformative donations, and spearheading strategic initiatives. Her expertise will propel the Lawrence Arts Center forward while preserving its rich legacy.

As the current Chair of the Arts Center’s Board of Directors, Galloway Tacha has been an integral part of the organization since her appointment in 2019, where she served as Development Committee Chair, Executive Committee Member and Vice Chair. She is also an active storyteller in the Arts Center’s Story Slam and was a 2022 and 2023 Regional Grand Slam Storyteller.

“It has been an honor to serve on the Lawrence Arts Center Board of Directors for four years with passionate volunteers who care deeply about the arts and our city,” said Galloway Tacha. “I look forward to joining an incredibly talented team at the Arts Center and working with them to continue to ensure art is accessible to everyone in Lawrence, Kansas.”

Galloway Tacha’s hiring comes at a critical time for the Arts Center, as pandemic recovery continues to strain efforts to provide access to arts education and experiences to the Lawrence community.

“With off-the-chart enrollment numbers, we’re witnessing the joy that comes from creating, making and building community, especially after the past few years,” said Margaret Weisbrod Morris, CEO. “Ryann’s expertise will ensure that we can continue to fulfill our mission because when we say ‘art is for everyone,’ we mean it.”

Galloway Tacha received her bachelor’s degree in English and Art History from Wheaton College (Mass.). She will assume her new role on October 11.


For more information:

Margaret Morris

Lawrence Arts Center CEO