Marci Bowling is returning to nonprofit land as Springfield Little Theatre's Development Director. Described as "a bulldog when it comes to fundraisers," Bowling will lead the theater's fundraising efforts and look to generate additional revenue through underwriting and sales opportunities.
According to a press release, "Bowling is a marketing professional with more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit development and public relations. She transitions to SLT from BKD CPAs and Advisors where she served as a Business Development Executive, helping individuals and businesses with financial needs find 'win-win' solutions." Bowling also spent time with Developmental Center of the Ozarks and led its $1.65 million capital campaign.
Springfield Little Theatre has called the historic Landers Theatre home since 1970. The downtown Springfield building needs to raise $1 million for urgent structural needs including foundation repairs.
“We are extremely pleased to have an experienced development professional join our talented staff," says SLT's Board President Bill Mitchell. "Marci brings many years of development experience along with her knowledge of the Southwest Missouri area. SLT will launch a capital campaign under her guidance. Securing funding for the preservation of the Landers Theatre is one of the facets of the capital campaign.”
Fun fact: In 2015, Bowling founded Watching Over Whiskers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding forever homes and veterinary assistance for cats in the Springfield area.
To learn more about Marci and her love for animals, check out this incredibly old article from 417 Magazine.