Munisha Underhill, an accomplished fundraiser with more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, has joined Oolite Arts as Vice President of Development, the non-profit arts organization announced.
Founded by Ellie Schneiderman in 1984, Oolite Arts has become Miami’s largest support organization for visual and cinematic artists. The organization is on the cusp of a new era, with plans to open a state-of-the-art campus in the city of Miami to better serve the region’s growing cultural community.
“Munisha has both extensive nonprofit experience and a deep knowledge of contemporary art and its role in South Florida. We’re delighted she is joining us and our efforts to build Miami’s next creative chapter,” said Dennis Scholl, president and CEO of Oolite Arts.
Underhill will lead and manage Oolite’s development initiatives for both the new campus and accompanying programming.
“Oolite Arts plays an integral role in championing Miami-based artists. I’m thrilled to be a part of this growing organization, and to help expand its reach as the campus begins to take shape,” Underhill said.
Previously, Underhill led the fundraising for the Arsht Center, Miami-Dade’s signature performing arts center, for seven years, and for the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. More recently, Underhill has been a fundraising consultant and strategic advisor for clients including Pérez Art Museum Miami and the NSU Art Museum, among others.
She has served on the board for Locust Projects, Miami’s longest-running nonprofit alternative arts space, for eight years and on the Art Basel Junior Host Committee member since its inception in 2001. Underhill graduated from the University of Leicester with top honors and a degree in art history.
About Oolite Arts
Oolite Arts strives to empower South Florida-based artists and enrich communities. Established in 1984, Oolite’s mission is to support artists and advance the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts. Oolite Arts creates opportunities for experimentation and innovation and encourages the exchange of ideas across diverse cultures through residencies, exhibitions, public programs, education and outreach.
Exhibitions and programs at Oolite Arts are made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Jorge M. Perez Family Foundation at the Miami Foundation; the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Family Foundation; and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
For more information, visit oolitearts.org. Follow @oolitearts on social media.