Carl G. Hamm
Carl has nearly 30 years of senior management experience in the nonprofit sector, the majority of which is in senior development roles in the museum and performing arts sectors. Carl brings extensive experience with Board planning and development, campaign planning and management, annual fund strategy and execution, and staff development. He has worked with organizations representing practically every discipline of the arts, from theater and ballet companies to the visual arts, public radio and classical music.
Prior to joining Alexander Haas, Carl served as Deputy Director for Development & External Affairs for the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) and as Senior Vice President for Development & Marketing for the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, where he led a successful $80 million building campaign. During his time at SLAM, he leveraged a successful $160 capital campaign into doubling the revenue raised annually through the museum’s upper-level membership program. As Associate Director of Development for the Dallas Museum of Art, he also implemented a new upper-level program increasing giving to the museum by $3 million annually as part of its $200 million campaign.
A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 1998, Carl is a past president of the Art Museum Development Association (AMDA), a past chair of the American Alliance of Museums’ Standing Professional Committee on Development and Membership (DAM), and a former chair of AAM’s Council of Standing Professional Committees. He is author of “Building for the Future: Converting Capital Campaign Success into Sustainable Major Gifts” in the book Fundraising and Strategic Planning: Innovative Approaches for Museums and has contributed numerous articles and presentations to AMDA, AAM and other organizations. Carl was also the keynote speaker for a day-long program on the American system of philanthropy for cultural institutions hosted by the Arts Council of England in Cambridge, England.
Carl is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He and his wife Sara are the proud parents of four children. A lifelong drummer always looking for opportunities to play, he has played countless gigs over the years covering the gamut of musical styles.