Gemma has a proven track record in securing significant gifts from individuals, businesses, trusts and foundations. At YSP she leads the fundraising team to deliver income from a diverse range of sources. Achievements across the last four years include the successful completion of a £3.6 million capital campaign for a new visitor centre, The Weston, exceed target for a public appeal to refurbish the Bothy Gallery and launched the Walk of Art 2. She has also overseen the relaunch of the YSP Friends membership scheme and development of the YSP Patrons programme – both are now growing steadily with high retention rates. Fundraising is undertaken across the artistic and learning programmes as well as for heritage and landscape projects. Prior to joining YSP, Gemma held fundraising positions at the National Railway Museum and the NSPCC.
Gemma is a Member of the Institute of Fundraising and is a selected Committee Member of the Institute of Fundraising’s RAISE Arts, Heritage and Culture Steering Group, an initiative funded by Arts Council England.