Wilmington, NC — The Cucalorus Foundation, a multi-disciplinary arts non-profit that organizes the annual Cucalorus Festival in November, has hired Blair Middleton as Development Director.
Blair Middleton (née Brown) previously served as Director of Business Operations at local youth development organization DREAMS of Wilmington, and has several years of experience working in the non-profit sector. She brings accounting skills and a strong commitment to community engagement to her new position to grow the organization financially through grants and sponsorship.
“Cucalorus is excited to welcome Blair to our team of year-round staffers. Blair has the kind of industry-specific experience blended with strong business instincts that Cucalorus needs as we blossom from a grass-roots movement into a community institution,” says Dan Brawley, Executive Director of the Cucalorus Foundation.
Middleton is the owner and founder at Acacia Tree Wellness and is a registered yoga teacher and licensed massage and bodywork therapist. A resident of Wilmington since 2009, she has worked previously for Cucalorus coordinating Special Programs, Social Events, and Engagement and Outreach programs.
“I’m so honored to be working for Cucalorus in this new capacity. Collaboration and unconventional thinking is really applauded here,” says Blair Middleton, “and I appreciate the opportunity to help nurture such a well-loved organization in Wilmington.”