About the 2023 Conference …

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is looking forward to hosting the next AMDA conference in Houston, Texas, June 5-8, 2023.  Click here to register.

Official Hotels:

Email Rebecca at [email protected] if interested in booking at Hotel ZaZa or La Colombe d’Or.

For travel logistics:

Monday:             Check-in reception and dinner   6:30 pm, MFAH

Thursday:           Private Collection visit                  11:00 am, off-campus, return to                                                                                                                              MFAH by 12:30 pm


Current Trends in Giving to Museums

  • Carl Hamm – Managing Partner, Alexander Haas
  • Lynne Heinrich – Of Counsel, Marts&Lundy and Principal, LaMarca Heinrich Strategic Consulting LLC
  • Paul Johnson – Founder & President, Creative Fundraising Advisors

2023 Salary Survey Report 

  • Produced by Morey Group
  • Presented by Paul Johnson – Founder & President, Creative Fundraising Advisors

Lessons Learned on the Campaign Trail

  • Abby Ashley – Chief Development and External Affairs Officer, Norton Museum of Art
  • Jonathan Peterson – Director of Development, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Alexandra Wheeler – Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer, The Julliard School
  • Colleen Kelly – Senior Director, Advancement and Communications, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Moderator

Planned Giving:  Facing Claims of Undue Influence

Charitable Giving with Donor Advised Funds

Modern Membership 

Breakout Session by Museum Type/Budget

The Role of DEIA in Campaigns

  • Neil A. Barclay – Director & CEO, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Official Visits:

The Menil Collection:  Menil Drawing Institute

              Hosted by Judy Waters – Director of Advancement, The Menil Collection

Private Collections:

  • European art
  • Modern and Contemporary, Latin American art
  • Craft, design, and decorative arts
  • American paintings

AMDA Membership and annual conference participation is open to the senior-most development executive employed by an art museum. One person from every museum may join AMDA. You must be a member to attend the conference.  

We’d like to thank the generous sponsors of this year’s conference: