Bruce Marquis brings three decades of experience in cultural fund raising and communications to his role at WVPB. He led fund raising efforts to complete the $23 million Gallagher-Bluedorn Center at the University of Northern Iowa and developed a three-block $15 million Cultural District in Bloomington, Illinois. He also planned the capital campaign for the recently opened $140 million Gaillard Center in Charleston, SC and served as Executive Director of the Lied Center for the Arts at the University of Nebraska. Marquis received a BFA in Theater and an MFA in Arts Administration from Ohio University with additional training from The Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Bruce also brings a life-long passion for public broadcasting to WVPB. The son of public television pioneer, Chalmers Marquis, Bruce spent his early years exploring and interning at PBS stations and volunteering on pledge drives. “I remember growing up with public television in my classroom. Now my days aren’t complete if I can’t listen to “All Things Considered. I’m delighted to join West Virginia Public Broadcasting – and getting to know our many listeners and supporters.”
A recent transplant to Charleston, Bruce is settling in with his two dogs, digging gardens at his new home and exploring the capital city.
Call Bruce at 304-556-4973 to discuss how you can help Protect WVPB.