Arts & Culture

We LOVE the arts and culture and we specialize in the visual and performing arts: museums and galleries; symphonies; theaters; opera companies; dance companies; arts centers; and organizations with a cultural or historical mission.

“We are really pleased with how the board retreat went. The planning process was so organized and efficient. The time you took to dig into all of the necessary information in order to customize the retreat to our organization was impressive. It helped to create an agenda tailored to exactly what we wanted.”

Susie Fowls

Board Chair, Ballet Arizona

“...a seasoned professional, and our result is the most comprehensive and thoughtful integrated development plan in the Council’s history. Penelope Cagney is a delight to work with, and the Arizona Humanities Council will be a stronger organization as a result of our collaboration.”

Thomas Wilson

Board Chair, Arizona Humanities Council

”…thoughtful insights proved beneficial time and again as we’ve undertaken building a comprehensive development program at the new Musical Instrument Museum.”

Christopher J. Bell

Vice President for External Affairs, Musical Instrument Museum

“…we were extremely lucky to have Penelope as our consultant for strategic and development planning. She went WAY beyond the parameters of the job, was easy to work with, extremely thorough, patient and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone and wouldn’t hesitate to use her again…”

Chris Rhodes

Managing Director, Southwest Shakespeare Company

"Arizona State University Foundation engaged The Cagney Company to conduct a philanthropic planning study for the Arizona State University Art Museum. Though this philanthropic planning study, the Museum identified a $2,500,000 challenge gift, the first seven-figure gift in the Museum’s 50-year history, as well as other potentially significant gifts. The study proved an accurate and insightful map for a successful $5,000,000 campaign."

Gordon Knox

Director, Arizona State University Art Museum

“ insightful and sensitive assessment of The National Cultural Centre (Cairo Opera House) as well as a useful consultation with American University on our need for arts management education. I recommend her as a highly intelligent, capable and resourceful advisor.”

Nimet Naguib

Consultant and Former Cultural Program Officer, US Embassy, Cairo, Egypt

“The Cagney Company provided the Mesa Arts Center Foundation with an in-depth assessment of our Board of Directors and facilitated a useful and lively retreat to capitalize on the findings of the assessment. The entire process has served as a catalyst to raise our already active board’s performance to even greater heights. I recommend them without hesitation to any board seeking to move from good to great.”

Michael Elliott

Board Chair, Mesa Arts Center Foundation

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