Jillian Baker – Annual Fund and Special Events Manager

Jillian joined the HSO in June 2015 as the Annual Fund Manager. Working in the Development department, she manages and supports all the individuals who donate to the HSO, and also leads the planning and execution of all HSO Development events. The Development department hosts a variety of events throughout the year which include an Opening Night reception, First Rehearsal & Nosh’s for our Masterwork concerts, and the Bravo! Gala, among many others.

Originally from upstate New York, she is an ardent hockey fan, supporting the Buffalo Sabres as much as she can from far away. The arts remain her first love, having worked in museums, art galleries, and regional theater over the years.  A recent Hartford area transplant, she is enjoying getting to know the community and its residents.