Briefly introduce yourself and explain your new position at P.S. ARTS.
Hi! I’m Madeline Miller and I’m the Senior Development Manager for Institutional Giving at P.S. ARTS. As part of the Advancement Team, I harness storytelling and data to strengthen P.S. ARTS’ partnerships with corporate, foundation, and government funders. I focus on tapping into funders’ interests and figuring out what motivates them to support arts education.
What book is currently on your nightstand?
I’m reading The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson to get into the Halloween spirit—I’ve yet to determine whether I should avoid reading it at night. Up next is the last book in Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series.
What is currently the most played song on your iPod/Spotify/Apple Music account?
I discover a lot of music on 88.5 KCSN, which introduced me to The War on Drugs. The song “Up All Night” from their latest album has been on heavy rotation for the past few months. It makes for a good soundtrack if you like to listen to music while writing.
Where is your favorite place to view or take part in art in Los Angeles?
I grew up in LA and have always had a soft spot for LACMA and the Getty. They’re pioneers in enabling exhibition spaces to serve as community spaces.
Which famous person, dead or alive, would you like to meet for coffee?
Tom Petty! He’s always been my favorite musician. I don’t think he ever put out a bad song and I admire him for creating influential music until the end of his life. I always loved his ability to write about everyday stories against a backdrop of soaring, powerful music.