Madeline Duppenthaler is the new Development Associate at The House of the Seven Gables. She joins a busy and growing Development Department. The team’s work supports the National Historic Landmark site’s six historic structures including the 1668 mansion as well as Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birthplace, along with the Settlement programming for the area’s immigrant residents.
Duppenthaler’s key duties include membership outreach, fundraising and a range of member and donor support activities. She will provide administrative assistance to both the Director of Development and the Development Operations Manager.
Among Duppenthaler’s first tasks is assisting the all-hands efforts to produce the seventh year of the popular annual fundraiser, Taste of The Gables. Food, local spirits and craft beers, auctions, Latin music, photo booth, even a strolling magician are among the offerings on September 9 at The Gables’ seaside lawn and gardens. This community event takes months of planning.
Duppenthaler recently graduated from Boston University where she received her MA in Archaeology along with two certificates, one in Museum Studies and the other in Fundraising Management. She has a background in archaeology and collections management, and she has worked and interned at a number of excavations and museums including the Zooarchaeology Lab at Boston University, the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. During her studies and at these museums she has participated in fundraising, grant writing, public outreach and more.
About The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association and its dual mission
The mission of The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association is to preserve The Gables’ National Historic Landmark and leverage its power as an icon of American culture to engage diverse audiences and provide education opportunities for the local immigrant community. For more information visit www.7gables.org.
In 2018, The House of the Seven Gables celebrates a singular milestone. Built 350 years ago, it is still a place where stories are made. Ever the provider of shelter and support, The House of the Seven Gables inspires us as it once inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne. Where sea captains once found their footing, immigrants become citizens, visitors explore period rooms, historians pore over archives, children frolic in the gardens, and authors find inspiration. Celebrate this milestone with us and make your own stories at The House of the Seven Gables.
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This post was written by Sarah Garriepy