Sr. Director of Development
Maribeth Stahl joined the Nashville Symphony administrative staff in 2009 and serves as Sr. Director of Development. An experienced team leader and strategic thinker, she has a 15-year track record in arts management and comprehensive fundraising efforts, with recent team success growing the Annual Fund by 165% over the past five years.
Maribeth is responsible for design and implementation of the Governing Members program, which provides a pathway for deeper engagement for the Symphony’s most committed patrons. She directs the organization’s major gift and foundation/government grant fundraising efforts, collaborates with a team of gift officers, and has helped to grow planned giving by 85% during her tenure. Previously, she spent six years in a variety of marketing and corporate development roles with the Toledo Symphony. As a chief relationship officer, her greatest joy is bringing patrons closer to the music and the orchestra’s great musicians.
An Ohio native and lifelong vocalist, Maribeth earned her BFA in Music Theater from Ohio Northern University. She has kept her love of the arts alive by performing and volunteering with a variety of organizations, including Freed Center for the Performing Arts, Toledo Repertoire Theatre and Valentine Theatre (all in Ohio), plus four seasons singing with the Nashville Symphony Chorus. Other career highlights include performances at Scotland’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, production work at Radio City Music Hall, and a cultural exchange tour through Chile.
Maribeth resides in the Nashville area with her husband Chris and is the proud mom of two creative (and musical) toddler boys.