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In 2008, she was appointed Senior Vice President for External Affairs at the Barnes to establish a professional advancement office, integrating a capital and endowment campaign and annual giving; audience development, visitor services and membership; special events; and marketing and communications. By 2012, the Barnes exceeded its $200 million campaign goal; planned and constructed a LEED Platinum, Tod Williams Billie Tsien/Laurie Olin-designed campus; tripled the annual operating budget; increased membership from 390 to 25,000 households; and opened to critical acclaim in Center City Philadelphia on time, under budget and without debt.

In 2000, Ms. Duncan was recruited by John R. Lane to the Dallas Museum of Art, where she served as Director of Development with Jack and Bonnie Pitman. From 2000-2008, the DMA completed a $185 million Centennial Campaign for endowment, building renovation, and program expansion during a period of dramatic artistic growth, community engagement, and Trustee advocacy. From 1985 to 2000, she served the Smithsonian Institution, a complex national museum with a decentralized institutional advancement model, where she supported the priority fund-raising initiatives of the Board of Regents, the Secretary, and the volunteer Smithsonian National Board.

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