Desirée Beebe joined the Institute in 2017 and currently serves as the Director of Special Events and Donor Relations. As a member of the senior Institutional Advancement team, she contributes to the departments events, programming, and strategy, with a primary focus on leading large-scale benefit events, special donor programming, and major donor stewardship efforts. She works closely with Institute senior staff managing special projects for the Office of Institutional Advancement and directs the Washington, D.C. programming and cultivation of the Society of Fellows, the community of our most engaged supporters.
Prior to working at the Institute, Desirée worked at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for eight years, leading the national and international advancement teams and managing several of the Centers prestigious advisory boards. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University and her MFA in American Fine and Decorative Art from Sothebys Institute of Art in New York City.