Margaret Di Giulio serves as the vice president of development of the Nashville Public Education Foundation.
Raised in Durham, N.C., Di Giulio is the daughter of two lifelong educators who have worked in both private and public institutions. A graduate of Durham County Public Schools, she received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and master’s degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. At SAIC, she taught undergraduate courses in writing, art history, and visual studies and theory.
With a passion for arts education, she served as the director of development for Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Center for the Arts, a $5.5 million nonprofit. For four years, she oversaw and implemented every fundraising aspect of the organization’s 12 distinct programs and supported the development efforts of the Pittsburgh Glass Center. She was instrumental in the growth of its children’s programming and state-funded artist-in-residency program for five school districts in Pennsylvania.
After witnessing the impact of state budget cuts on arts education in the public schools, she is excited to work for an organization that has a bold vision and clear focus on ensuring that every child has access to a comprehensive and high-quality public education. She would like to recognize her Riverside High School art teacher, Ms. Griffin, for challenging her to be better than she was and pushing her to dream bigger than she had.