The Kentucky Center Announces New Senior VP of Development Larissa Reece


Rob Thomas

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LOUISVILLE, KY – The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts welcomes Larissa Reece to its leadership team on August 10, 2015. The experienced fundraising and development executive will return to her hometown from New York City to serve The Kentucky Center as Senior Vice President of Development. Reece will oversee all fundraising and government relations efforts for The Center, both locally and statewide. 

“As a native Louisvillian and University of Louisville graduate, I am passionate about the continued growth of this city,” said Reece. “The Kentucky Center has experienced tremendous gains since I moved from Louisville in 2012. I am excited to help its already blossoming programs achieve even greater success.” 

Reece brings a full toolbox of fundraising, marketing and government affairs experience to this position. Most recently, Larissa served as Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs at New York Medical College. She has previously held positions with University of Louisville, The Family Place, and former Mayor David L. Armstrong.   She has received specialized development training from John Hopkins Philanthropy Institute and The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. 

“We are thrilled to bring Larissa back home to Kentucky.  Her proven track record of success and diverse experience in both fundraising and government affairs make her the natural choice.  She is also a lover of arts and culture and, as such, fully understands our mission and the important role the arts plays in giving students a complete education, and she appreciates the tremendous impact the arts have on the cultural vitality of the Commonwealth,” said Kim Baker, president of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. 

About The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

The mission of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is to lead and enrich the artistic, educational and economic vitality of the region by providing unparalleled programming and cultural events. The Center serves Kentucky through education and initiatives which expand and diversify audiences while enhancing their understanding, appreciation and support for the arts.