The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program welcomes Amy “Emiko” Hever to the team as the new Senior Advancement Officer. Ms. Hever will lead the Program’s fundraising efforts during a national fundraising campaign. She will report to the Director, Dr. Konrad Ng. Ms. Hever has over 13 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, having served in the areas of arts and culture, health and human services and scientific research. She brings particular knowledge and experience in the areas of philanthropy, museum management, marketing and communications, and finance. Ms. Hever’s prior positions include: Executive Director of the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center in Boynton Beach, FL; Director of Advancement at the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, FL; and Director of Development for the Cathedral Foundation in Newark, NJ. Ms. Hever spent part of her elementary and middle school years in Tokyo, and holds a B.A. in History and East Asian Studies from Binghamton University.
A message from Amy:
“It is a distinct honor to be here in Washington, D.C. and join the Smithsonian Institution. The Asian Pacific American Program has an important mission worthy of tremendous support. I am excited by the opportunity to join such a talented team, dedicated to putting their ‘passion into action’ in the most innovative ways. The Program is such an important part of the Smithsonian experience. I am proud to play a role in realizing the work of the Asian Pacific American Program.”