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Austin Luncheons  

We require 24 hour advance notice for all cancellations.  Failure to give advanced notice will be invoiced.  Please contact if you need to cancel. 

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The University of Texas Club - Presidents Room (6th Floor)

2108 Robert Dedman Drive

Austin, TX 78712 


11:30am - 1:00pm

The luncheons will continue to be a plated style lunch.  If you have special dietary needs, such as gluten free, please email at least 1 week prior to the event.

Keeping Audiences Engaged is a Work of Art

Consumers have never been more informed or selective. As our audiences grow, change and become more diversified, it’s important our organizations remain relevant--and that we relay this value to new, highly curatorial audiences.

Join us for our March 14th luncheon as Kathryn Peterson, an arts administrator, musician, and entrepreneur based in New York City who oversees Lincoln Center’s new audience initiatives, presents two pilot studies--on audience segmentation and performance metrics. These studies chart a promising path for organizations to connect with new audiences: by diversifying programming, improving access, and customizing outreach to targeted demographics.

Kathryn, a featured speaker at SXSW 2019, is responsible for developing and managing the programming, fundraising, and engagement strategy for donors and audience members. Kathryn, a native of West Texas, graduated with Scholastic Distinction from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor of Music in French horn performance and holds a Business Certificate from Columbia University.

Kathryn Peterson, Assistant Director, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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Upcoming Luncheons

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Past Luncheons

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - Planned Giving: It's not Rocket Science

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - The Next Generation of Giving

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - Snoop Dreams: The Expression of Personality in Everyday Contexts

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - Research that Grows Women's Philanthropy

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - The Impact of Tax Reform, Advocacy, and Other Issues in 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Success Secrets of the Intentional Networker: Strategies for Attracting & Building Valuable Connections with Greater Purpose, Polish & Passion 

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - The Psychology of Giving

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