Fundraising for Humanities Collections: Meet Daphne Mayer


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Cost: Free

This program of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts is provided with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from the William Penn Foundation and Independence Foundation.

We’d like to introduce you to Daphne Mayer, our new Director of Business Development. She is a great resource for you as you seek out funding for your preservation and collections care projects. In this webinar, she will delve into some of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) various grant programs. NEH advances scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities by helping libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country steward important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. In particular, Daphne will highlight the upcoming Humanities Collections Reference Resources (HCRR) Grants and the Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions.  We'll discuss who is eligible, what kinds of projects are best suited to each program, and tips on developing compelling applications. There will also be time for questions you may have about whether these opportunities are right for your organization, although you can always reach out to Daphne directly to schedule a consultation.  

This webinar addresses Focus Area #1: Strengthening public awareness and connections to new philanthropic opportunities of the Foundation for the Advancement in Conservation’s (FAIC) Held In Trust report on Field Sustainability, Infrastructure, and Sector Health.  

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About our speaker

Daphne Mayer, Director of Business Development

As Director of Business Development, Daphne Mayer cultivates relationships with clients and helps connect them with CCAHA services and funding sources.  She collaborates with staff across the organization to develop new business opportunities and grant support for programs. Daphne works closely with CCAHA's marketing team, analyzing data and developing strategies for increasing awareness of CCAHA’s services and resources.  

Prior to joining the staff of CCAHA in 2023, Daphne was the Museum & Education Director for the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. She has also worked in museum and development roles with The Olana Partnership, The National Trust (U.K.), The Science Museum Group (U.K.), Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Daphne received an MA in Cultural Heritage Management from the University of York in the U.K. She also holds an MPIA in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in International Relations from Mary Baldwin University.