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Sandy Springs arts funder names executive director

A health care executive with more than 20 years’ experience in business development, foundation and donor relations and strategic partnerships has been named executive director of the Sandy Springs Foundation, a generator of arts funding for the city.

Emily Hutmacher will come to the foundation in February from Emory Johns Creek Hospital, where she was director of development, officials said. Previously, she served in similar roles at Piedmont Healthcare Foundation and the Visiting Nurse Health System/Hospice Atlanta.

The foundation is a nonprofit focused on arts-related programming in Sandy Springs, the home later this year of the new Performing Arts Center at City Springs.

“Emily has an impressive background in philanthropy with a successful record in building capital campaigns, program funding and annual giving, with most of her experience in the Atlanta area,” said Sandy Springs Foundation Chair Ken Byers. “The board looks forward to her insight and leadership as we generate funding sources to enhance arts programming in Sandy Springs.”

Hutmacher has bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s of business administration degree from Rice University.

The city-owned Performing Arts Center, to open for performances in September, will include the 1,070-seat Byers Theatre and Studio Theatre, a programmable City Green and other performance spaces. Information: http://citysprings.com/

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