THE DARLING & COMPANY TEAM
JENNIFER CONLEY DARLING is a veteran producer of live events, conferences, theatrical presentations, and a non-profit strategist and fundraiser. As the Executive Director of the award-winning terraNOVA Collective, she has led the creation of its two pillar programs, Groundbreakers Playwrights Group, a weekly writers workshop aiding in the development of full-length plays and solo shows, and soloNOVA Arts Festival, a multi-disciplinary festival showcasing the best in solo work, the longest running solo festival in NYC. Clients currently include: Battle Creek Community Foundation, Eastend Studio & Gallery, Franke Center for the Arts, Real Estate One Rosemary David, Second Bolt, and Starr Commonwealth.
Other producing credits include: Euphoria Festival in Austin, TX as part of the sponsorship team through Second Bolt, The New School’s University-Wide Commencement (Theater at Madison Square Garden and Javits Center), The University Center Launch Activities (three days of activities launch The New School’s University Center in Manhattan), Interaction Design and Children Conference (Sesame Workshop & The New School), Theatre Communication Group’s Free Night of Theater NYC, MobilityShifts: An International Future of Learning Summit for The New School, and multiple employee events with American Express (including diversity modules and team activities). Show Caller credits include private concerts & events with John Mellancamp, Tony Bennett, Katy Perry & Mario Lopez through Hollywood Pop Gallery.
CATHY BOVITZ is a project manager. Cathy's work history includes corporate promotional marketing for Discover Card and the Kellogg Company, substitute teaching in K-12 classrooms and teaching a middle school drama class. She received her BA from the University of Michigan and completed the post Bachelor paralegal certification program at Lansing Community College.
KATHY CANNING is a grant writer and development consultant specializing in institutional fundraising and development department operations. For two decades, she led development efforts for the New York City-based Education Through Music as it grew from start-up phase to sustaining a multimillion-dollar annual budget. Now based in Detroit, MI, she supports multiple clients and focuses on the education, arts education, and arts sectors. Kathy has worked with organizations ranging in size from budgets of less than $50,000 to more than $60 million and has secured and managed hundreds of foundation, corporate, and government (city, state, and federal) grant awards, created database and tracking systems, and trained and mentored development staff. Her experience also includes serving as a grant review panelist for a city agency. She holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Princeton University and spent time as a math teacher in Singapore before entering the nonprofit fundraising field.
Kathy is also an accomplished violist, performing in orchestras and chamber ensembles in New York City and Detroit and attending chamber music workshops in the U.S. and overseas. She has served on the board of directors of the Chamber Music Conference and Composers’ Forum of the East since 2010.
YOUNG PARK is a Digital Strategist and Technical Producer who applies her knowledge in journalism/media, coding, and design to communicate across a wide spectrum of B2B/B2C networks. As a strong advocate for community-based projects, she has worked extensively in the nonprofit sector with organizations such as The American Slavery Project, Vera List Center, terraNOVA Collective, and the Youngish Professionals Committee. Originally Young is rooted in the entertainment industry and has collaborated with many local and national brands including Euphoria Festival, SXSW, and Wolf Tree Film Festival, even being featured in Eventbrite's: “6 Social Media Habits of Successful Festival Organizers.”