Live Arts Staff and Board

Brooks Wellmon, Director of Giving, Live Arts

Brooks Wellmon, Director of Giving, Live Arts

Brooks Wellmon, Director of Giving

Please welcome Brooks Wellmon to the Live Arts staff as the new Director of Giving. Brooks started fulltime with Live Arts this April and has jumped in with both feet—and a google drive full of spreadsheets.

Working with Bree and our Board, Brooks will plan, organize, and direct all of Live Arts’ fundraising including the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events, and sponsorships.

After graduating from Davidson College, Brooks studied German in Berlin, sold antiques in San Francisco, learned to drive a stick in Bavaria, and raised toddlers in Washington, DC. In 2007 Brooks and her brilliant, handsome husband moved to Charlottesville, where they are raising their three young children. She serves on the board of New City Arts Initiative, and in her spare time, she watches movies obsessively and occasionally writes about them on her blog.

For three years Brooks was the Giving Director for Light House Studio, and before that, she worked in communication and development for the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.

Reach her at to tell her your Live Arts story.

Our Staff:

Live Arts Board of Directors:

  • NORM OLIVER, President
  • CAMERON MOWAT, Vice President
  • MARTA KEANE, Treasurer
  • Beverly Colwell Adams
  • Deborah Arenstein
  • Shilpa S. Davé
  • Ethel deNeveu
  • Lisa Duval
  • Erin Hall
  • Bill LeSueur
  • Donna McAdams
  • Patricia Simpson
  • Ed Stockwell
  • Matt Yohe
  • Counsel: James F. Neale, McGuireWoods LLP
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Live Arts is supported in part by grants from The Virginia Commission for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.

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