Worcester Art Museum Names Earley Director of Advancement

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team

Marillyn Earley
The Worcester Art Museum has named Marillyn Earley as Director of Advancement. She replaces Nora Maroulis, who moved into a new role as Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Museum this month. 

Earley took over the position on April 13 and oversees all development functions for the museum. 

“Marillyn, who has an impressive track record in board work and recruitment, joins our team as we enter an exciting juncture. We are delighted to welcome her back to WAM as we are laying the groundwork for a capital campaign and for partnering more closely with local not-for-profits!,” said Matthias Waschek, the C. Jean and Myles McDonough Director of the Worcester Art Museum. 

Marillyn Earley

Earley has worked in the development field for over 25 years, including 6 at the Worcester Art Museum. 

She served as WAM’s Annual Fund Director from 1995 to 1998 and as Director of Development from 1998 to 2001. She led the last campaign at the Worcester Art Museum that raised more than $30 million to support endowment and built a grant program that raised more than $1million annually.  

More recently, Earley has been the Director of Advancement at Worcester Academy where she led the completion of their Honor the Legacy campaign and initiated and led their recently completed ONWARD campaign.  Together the two campaigns raised over $80 million for Worcester Academy.

Earley also serves as a trustee of Pwoje Espwa Sud, a social service organization in Les Cayes, Haiti that serves over 400 children.  

She has a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and has completed additional course work in educational management. She lives in Northborough, MA with her husband and two teenaged children.

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