Margaret Hunt is Vice President of Development at New York Public Radio. Hunt oversees all fundraising initiatives that support the organization’s operations, programming and aggressive growth plans. New York Public Radio owns and operates WNYC-FM, WNYC-AM, WQXR, the four stations of New Jersey Public Radio, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, www.wnyc.org, www.wqxr.org and www.thegreenespace.org. Its shows, stations and digital properties reach 11.5 million people each month on average.
In addition to setting the fundraising strategy, Hunt oversees the day-to-day operations of New York Public Radio’s membership program, patron programs, major gifts, planned giving, government fundraising, foundation fundraising and special fundraising events. During her tenure, New York Public Radio’s membership revenue has grown by 19% and new foundational support has been secured from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Ford Foundation and The National Science Foundation.
In the beginning of 2012, Hunt completed a $15 million fundraising campaign that supported New York Public Radio’s acquisition of WQXR. Most recently, she launched a dedicated Fund for Digital Innovation to support the multimedia organization’s digital expansion and rolled out a new digital membership campaign called Lab Partners for Radiolab fans nationwide.
Hunt brings twenty years of experience in the nonprofit and for profit sectors. Prior to New York Public Radio, she served as interim Chief Development Officer at Susan G. Komen for the Cure. During the course of her career, Hunt held a number of senior positions in management, business development and fundraising at AFS Intercultural Programs, the largest international high school exchange organization. She spent two years in commercial media as a marketing manager at HBO and led strategic consulting projects in the nonprofit practice of the management consulting firm, A.T. Kearney. Her career began in development positions at New York City Ballet and Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation.
Margaret has a B.A. in Dance from U.C. Irvine and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She lives in South Orange, New Jersey with her husband, son and daughter.