Strong VPLisa M. Feinstein Named Vice President for Institutional Advancement at The Strong®

The Strong is pleased to announce that Lisa M. Feinstein has been hired as vice president for institutional advancement. In this role, Feinstein will work closely with The Strong’s President and CEO, G. Rollie Adams, to further develop and execute a comprehensive institutional advancement program. Her responsibilities encompass supervision of The Strong’s fundraising efforts, including corporate and foundation giving, government grants, individual giving, planned giving, underwriting and sponsorships, and special events.

Prior to joining The Strong, Feinstein worked for more than five years at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo, where she most recently served as executive director of college advancement. Feinstein managed the public phase of the college’s recent $22 million capital campaign and also oversaw the development and execution of all fundraising and solicitation materials; worked closely with The Geneseo Foundation board of directors; and supervised the annual fund and donor relations teams. While at SUNY Geneseo, Feinstein also served as the secretary to the board, senior advancement writer, and executive director of campaign operations.

Feinstein is a graduate of the SUNY College at Brockport and served in the U.S. Army Reserves, where she was a small arms supply specialist. She lives in the city of Rochester.


About The Strong

The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based educational institution devoted to the study and exploration of play. It carries out this mission through five programmatic arms called “Play Partners.” These are the National Museum of Play, the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, and the American Journal of Play. Independent and not-for-profit, The Strong is situated in Rochester, New York, where it houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play. These enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition, and other interpretive activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.

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