Giuliano Kornberg

Giuliano Kornberg

Chief Development Officer, Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera

Empower Chair

Giuliano Kornberg is the current Chief Development Officer for the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, where he works with the Board of Directors and Executive Staff to create and implement the fundraising strategy of the organization. Giuliano helps oversee major donor cultivation and stewardship, coordinates direct mail, tele-funding, and online campaigns, works with corporate sponsors, foundations, government entities, and other organizations on partnerships, plans special giving events such as Sacramento’s Big Day of Giving and Giving Tuesday, oversees the organization’s Planned Giving program, and ensures that fundraising metrics and the Raiser’s Edge database are up to date and accurate. Previously, Giuliano worked for the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, helping to implement a free community concert program; the San Francisco Opera, customizing their back-end database and artist contracting procedures; and Stanford University, carrying out various marketing, event planning, stage management, and audio/video recording roles with Stanford Live, the Stanford Music Department, and the Stanford Arts Institute.

Outside his professional life, Giuliano is the Co-Chair of the Empower Committee of Metro Edge, and is extremely passionate about Edge and enhancing young professionals’ voices in the region. He is also on the Board of Directors of the First Tee of Greater Sacramento, the Stanford Sacramento Alumni Association, and Sacramento’s Council for Giving Philanthropic Group. He is an alum of the League of American Orchestras’ Essentials of Orchestra Management Program (2016) and Class IX of Sacramento’s Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program, and is currently a member of the League’s Emerging Leaders’ Program. Outside of that, Giuliano loves taking weekend trips to the beach, and will continue to promote classical music and the arts in Sacramento.

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