Aran Roche (Montclair Film)

Balancing Sponsorship in the Virtual & IRL Worlds


Director of Development, Montclair Film Aran has worked with Montclair Film on grants and sponsorship since spring 2011 before stepping up as Director of Development in July 2014 where she is responsible for developing plans for and overseeing all fundraising including government and foundations grants, sponsorship, membership and fundraisers and special events. Her professional consulting business, Smart Grants Fundraising (2009-2015) specialized in securing new sources of corporate, foundation and government for arts and cultural organizations. She has 20+ years of expertise in fundraising for the arts and developing comprehensive fundraising plans for nonprofit organizations, including past posts at the Montclair Art Museum and other museums in California, as well as developing and supporting past fundraising efforts for local nonprofits including Morris Arts, Human Needs Food Pantry, and Van Vleck House and Gardens among many others.