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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 $60 million in gifts and pledges, while also helping to plan and execute a $30 million renovation of the museum. Winterton has helped to launch transformative partnerships for the Eskenazi Museum of Art, including those with Tsinghua University Art Museum in Beijing, China, and the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. She also worked to advance museum initiatives into contemporary art, which led to many new acquisitions, a major installation of contemporary work by artist Paul Cocksedge in the newly renovated museum, and the addition of a new Curator of Contemporary Art position. As a founding member of the Eskenazi Museum of Art’s senior leadership team, she participates in strategic planning, setting museum policies, and the management of the museum’s $3.8 million operating budget. Winterton has worked in the field of university advancement and fundraising since 2008, 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. 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.