With the Museum expansion plan on its way to the Secretary of the Air Force for approval, meeting the next goals for the Capital Campaign becomes more important than ever. With that in mind, the Foundation recently hired a new Development Manager to kick our fundraising work to the next level.
Courtney Knapp brings a strong background in education, museum work, and non-profit volunteer experience. With a Master’s degree in the History of Decorative Arts, she has worked in various museums developing and leading tours and teaching classes, as well as conducting research and conservation work on their collections. As a Red Cross volunteer overseas, she helped develop programs to take best advantage of available grant program funds.
She hails originally from Oklahoma but spent a lot of her younger years traveling for her dad’s job, finally ending up for high school and college in South Carolina. Courtney arrived in San Antonio with her military spouse who is currently assigned to the AMEDD Center of Excellence. Looking to offer her talents and time, she volunteered with the Museum. Impressed with her skills and positive approach, Museum Director George Wunderlich recommended her to the Foundation as a possible addition to our staff.
Courtney’s new duties will include grant writing, fundraising to include the memorial brick program, and public relations and marketing geared toward raising awareness of the Museum to the community. Courtney says she is happy to be able to help the Foundation and the Museum grow to support both the military and the broader public community. We welcome Courtney to the Foundation team!