Olivia Cothren is Corporate Giving Manager at the Museum of the City of New York. In this role, Olivia stewards the City Museum’s corporate members and uses the museum’s many assets – including its recently renovated and expanded landmark 1923 building and its rotating roster of provocative exhibitions and public programs about New York City’s past, present and future – to attract new corporate members. She previously worked as Manager of Development & Special Initiatives at the Historic House Trust of New York City, where she raised funds and creatively contributed to innovative initiatives like the Contemporary Art Partnerships program and the Jeanette and Paul Wagner Educational Program for Children with Disabilities. She has also worked at the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration Museum managing renovations and updates to the permanent exhibition Treasures from Home. Olivia was an editor for the 2015 book Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums, written by Franklin D. Vagnone and Deborah E. Ryan. She holds an M.A. in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program and a B.A. in History from the University of Mary Washington. Olivia is a proud native of the City of Poughkeepsie.