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John C. Spokes, CFRE
Senior Vice President


Los Angeles

A senior vice president with NETZEL GRIGSBY ASSOCIATES, INC., John specializes in capital and annual fund campaigns and direct marketing for nonprofit organizations, with an extensive background in the performing arts sector.

Prior to joining NETZEL GRIGSBY ASSOCIATES, John operated his own nonprofit management consulting business in Minneapolis and served as director of development at UCLA Live, United States Artists and Chrysalis, A Center for Women, where he successfully implemented the agency’s first multimillion-dollar capital campaign. From 1994-1998, he was a key part of the development team at Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater, working as director of annual and individual giving, interim development director, and director of community giving. He was also the annual fund manager at the highly respected Children’s Theatre Company, director of development at the innovative Illusion Theatre, and co-founder and managing director of the Eye of the Storm Theatre.

John devotes much of his volunteer hours and leisure time to the arts. In addition to serving on the board of Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, he has served on the boards of Pacific Resident Theater, Cornerstone Theater Company and Minnesota’s Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. Other volunteer commitments include serving on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Orange County Chapter and as an active member of Rotary International.

John is a graduate of Pomona College.

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