Christine Chew, Development Consultant
Christine Chew is the Director of Events and Programs at Mida Associates, a DC-based fundraising consulting firm. In this capacity, she serves as a Development Consultant for AAPD.
Advocating for those in need and helping our next generation grow are two ideals Christine hopes to always integrate into her work, and she is always looking for more opportunities to do so. Christine believes we are all responsible to lead the change we want to see in this world.
Chrisitne was introduced to the nonprofit world in 2011 when she was selected as a participant in the Global Korean Youth Network Seminar to complete a program on environmental sustainability in South Korea. This opportunity gave her the chance to conquer exciting new challenges and inspired her to pursue her passion of advocating for the preservation of the arts, equity in access to arts education, and human rights in North Korea.
From September 2013 to January 2015 Christine decided to step out of her comfort zone and first dove into development and marketing through an internship at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and then as a Marketing Assistant at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. She helped develop promotions and partnerships to generate ticket sales and implemented subscriber retention and loyalty programs. She also became proficient in managing email and grassroots campaigns, wrote radio advertisements, and budgeted for pre-performance events.
As a Program Assistant with the National Partnerships team at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, Christine helped organize their week-long Annual meeting for over 500 attendees. She assisted with logistical event preparations, created and presented social media lessons, prepared written materials including session handouts and personalized agendas, and was a point of contact on site to ensure the conference ran smoothly.
As the Director of Events and Programs with Mida Associates, Christine works directly with clients to ensure that events and programs of all sizes are handled with precision and care. She works with vendors across the country to ensure the implementation and execution of programs that bring together top-level stakeholders, including: politicians, corporate leaders, and community advocates.
Christine graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. As an internationally award-winning classical pianist, she has been awarded opportunities to perform solo and concerto repertoire in venues such as The John F. Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and abroad in South Korea.