Claire Hicks, Director of Development, has worked for the Texas Cultural Trust since 2013. Claire cultivates strong interpersonal relationships with new donor audiences, manages and acquires corporate sponsors and programming partnerships, and builds support for the Trust’s many programs through grant funding. Prior to joining the Texas Cultural Trust, Claire managed and performed legislative duties on the House floor for the Texas House of Representative — 83rd Legislature. She served as Development Assistant for the National Center of Missing & Exploited Children, formulating strategies for the acquisition of major gift and in-kind donations. Claire serves on the Board of Directors for Austin Symphony BATS, is a founding Host Committee member for ZACH Theatre’s ACT ONE Young Professionals Group, and is a member of Texas Performing Arts’ Social Series. Furthermore, she is a committed member of the Junior League of Austin and serves on the Philanthropy Day Committee for the Greater Austin Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Claire holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a Minor in Business from Texas A&M University and a Master of Public Administration from Texas State University.