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Daria Tavana and George Kemery

Daria Tavana is a writer and nonprofit professional with a strong background in communications and event production. She is currently the Development Associate at The Opportunity Agenda (a social justice communications lab in New York City), where she manages the organization's major gift program and produces fundraising events like the annual gala. Daria is formerly the co-founder of True False Theatre (TFT), a nonprofit company committed to developing theatre by women who challenge social constructs. In recent years, Daria has spearheaded fundraising initiatives by leveraging board recruitment, donor stewardship, prospect research, social media strategies, website rebranding, crowdfunding campaigns, and database management in order to successfully raise over a half million dollars for numerous charitable organizations throughout New York City (including the Historic Districts Council and The Dominican Women's Development Center). She serves as a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals' New York Chapter. Daria graduated from Fordham University in 2011 with a BA in Playwriting and Theatrical Production. She currently lives in Washington Heights, Manhattan and is originally from Voorhees, New Jersey.


George Kemery is a life-long South Jersey resident who received his Masters in Education from Rutgers University. He has taught English and Creative Writing and has drafted various curricula for 16 years at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees and is also the Head Coach of both the girls' and boys' tennis programs as well as the Debate Team’s Head Coach. George is one of the original founders of The FAF Festival in Woodbury and a founding board member of The FAF Coalition. His goal with The FAF Coalition over the years has been working passionately to showcase the arts and community in Woodbury, and greater Gloucester County, into the forefront of Creative Placemaking in South Jersey. He has established his role as Food, Music and Beverage Lead to actualize these goals for every program The FAF and The FAF Coalition has produced. He also sits as on the non-profit board of the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble as a consultant, concept creator and board developer.


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