The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago announces the appointment of Nina M. Yung as their new director of development.
Yung joined the MCA in 2018 as Director of Individual Giving and Major Gifts where she played a key role in implementing collaborative partnerships to develop fundraising opportunities for major activities.
“After the past several months of undergoing a thorough national search, it was clear that Nina was the best candidate for the position due to her extensive museum background, leadership abilities, major gifts experience, and fundraising expertise.” Lisa M. Key, MCA’s Chief Institutional Advancement Officer.
As the new director of development, Yung is responsible for the planning, management and success of the MCA’s fundraising and membership operations in pursuit of advancing strategic and institutional priorities.
Prior to joining the MCA in 2018, Yung served as Director, Development at Chicago Public Media, WBEZ 91.5 and Director of Sustaining Fellows & Major Gifts Advisor and Associate Director of Individual Giving at the Art Institute of Chicago. She previously served on UCAN’s Auxiliary Board and supports various arts organizations in the community. She received a B.A in Communications from Purdue University.
“I am grateful and honored for the opportunity to build upon this work by leading the museum’s fundraising efforts in close collaboration with MCA colleagues, Trustees, donors, artists, and key partners. As a lifelong Chicagoan, I value the MCA, both personally and professionally, and recognize the museum’s importance to our city. I look forward to ensuring the MCA remains a preeminent space for contemporary art and cultural exchange, meeting audiences in this moment with relevance and accessibility.” Nina M. Yung.