Kelly Silver serves as Development Manager, Stewardship and Outreach for DC Jazz Festival. She has 10 years of nonprofit development experience gained through roles at an established association, a small education-focused foundation and an association management company. She brings vast knowledge around individual giving, corporate relations and event sponsorships, and enjoys creating meaningful connections that lead to tangible impact. As a DC-area native and a former band kid from a family of musicians, she is personally thrilled to have a job that allows her to raise support for DC Jazz Festival and the community she loves. Kelly graduated from Virginia Tech, where she studied English Literature, Art History and Sociology, and lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband and her corgi, Scooter. Outside of work she loves to read and travel.