About the Staff

Patricia Winterton


Patricia Winterton, CFRE, Director of Development

pwintert@indiana.edu | (812) 855-1031


As Director of Development at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art since 2013, Patricia Winterton is responsible for planning, developing, and directing strategic fundraising initiatives that include major gift programs, planned giving, and capital campaigns. During her tenure at the museum, she has successfully raised more than $50 million in gifts and pledges. Winterton has worked in the field of university fundraising development for more than ten years, with previous positions at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana University Foundation, and the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. In addition to major and planned giving, she has managed annual giving programs and corporate and foundation grants, and as a member of the Eskenazi Museum of Art’s senior leadership team, she participates in strategic planning and the management of the museum’s $3.7 million operating budget. Recognizing the importance of public museums, Winterton is also committed to ensuring the accessibility of historically significant art objects, as well as the importance of active interpretation. She has studied a range of subjects, from architecture, archaeology, and religious studies to issues of women’s health and gender studies. Winterton received a BA in Liberal Studies at Montana State University and an MA in Social Science from University of Chicago.