Florida Grand Opera, María Dolores Ordóñez, Max Kellogg
Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has announced the promotion of María Dolores Ordóñez and welcome new hire Max Kellogg, both serving as Individual Giving Officers effective immediately. As Individual Giving Officers, they will focus on developing new and enhanced connections with individual and corporate partners that actively support FGO's mission and vision.
"This is such a pivotal and exciting time at Florida Grand Opera and I am tremendously pleased that Maria and Max will be helping us engage the community. We have an exciting story to tell and their roles in outreach will be crucial, said" Amy Funk, FGO's Director of Development.
María Dolores Ordóñez joined Florida Grand Opera in 2009 as Donor Relations Manager. As the primary liaison to many donors, she has worked tirelessly to build and strengthen relationships with high profile patrons as well as the local community of benefactors and arts organizations.
Prior to FGO, this gifted historian, artist, and illustrator worked with different cultural entities in both Miami and Ecuador. Most recently, she served as curator for the Jewish Museum of Florida. While working as a Director of Historic Research at the Museo de la Ciudad in Quito, Ecuador, she managed exhibitions and was part of an interdisciplinary team in charge of promoting the revival of the city's colonial quarters. Ordóñez studied at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador to become a historian and lives with her husband and four children in Weston, Florida.
FGO also extends a warm welcome to its newest member, Max Kellogg, who recently served as an Individual Giving Officer and key strategist in donor cultivation and stewardship for Sarasota Opera. His main responsibilities included the execution of annual giving programs, overseeing donor lounges, and acting as a liaison to both the Sarasota Opera Guild and Bradenton Opera Guild.
"With the leadership that has been put into place, it is a very exciting time for Florida Grand Opera and the Miami arts community in general. I couldn't be more honored or thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work with this team," said Kellogg.