Gabrielle L. Kurlander

President & Chief Executive Officer at All Stars Project, Inc.

Gabrielle L. Kurlander

Gabrielle L. Kurlander

President & Chief Executive Officer at All Stars Project, Inc.

Biography

Gabrielle L. Kurlander is an innovative non-profit entrepreneur, community organizer, actor and theatre director.

As President and CEO of the All Stars Project (ASP), over the past twenty-seven years Ms. Kurlander has transformed it from a grassroots all-volunteer effort into a new national model for engaging poverty through afterschool development and community organizing. Funding the ASP entirely through private donations, Ms. Kurlander has won the support of hundreds of prominent business leaders, philanthropists and corporations, and has led the ASP in raising $120 million during her tenure. Today, ASP is supported by thousands of individual donors, and 180 corporations, including national partners MetLife and EY.

Ms. Kurlander has steadily expanded the ASP’s size and influence from one city to six cities. She expanded from New York City, where she opened the All Stars Project’s national headquarters, a 31,000 square foot $20 million performing arts and development center on 42nd St. in 2003; to the San Francisco/Bay area in 2007 and Chicago in 2008. In 2013 she established the country’s first Center for Afterschool Development in Newark, New Jersey, where ASP began in 2000. In 2013, the ASP also opened in Dallas, Texas and this year in Jersey City, NJ.

After a brief stint in the commercial theatre, Ms. Kurlander now creates off-Broadway theatre, and has performed in dozens of shows and directed numerous plays and musicals. In 2011, she directed Playing with Heiner Muller, which won an Audelco for Outstanding Ensemble; her direction of the 2012 production of Sally and Tom (The American Way) won five Audelco awards, including a best director award. She recently directed Clare Coss’ new play Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington starring Kathleen Chalfant, and Votes, a musical play written by Jacqueline S. Salit and Dr. Fred Newman, featuring music by Grammy-nominated composer Annie Roboff.

In the early 1990’s Ms. Kurlander raised investment capital to found an organizational change company called Performance of a Lifetime (performanceofalifetime.com), which trains dozens of corporate clients worldwide.

Ms. Kurlander is a trained community organizer with experience in inner-city communities nationwide. In September 2014, she was honored for her leadership and vision at the Volunteer Referral Center’s 25th Anniversary Gala. The All Stars Project received the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) CISCO Award for Community Policing for Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids, their innovative police-community relations program in partnership with the New York City Police Department. And, in 2016, Ms. Kurlander accepted the Southern Methodist University SMU Simmons Luminary Award for the All Stars’ extraordinary commitment to improving people’s lives through education.

She has decades of training in all aspects of performance and theatrical producing, and holds a BA from CUNY/Empire State. She resides in Greenwich Village in New York City. You can follow Ms. Kurlander on Twitter at @ASP_CEO.

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All Stars Project, Inc.

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128

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Birthday

1963

Age

56

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Former Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer at United Way of New York City

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Director at Life Performance Coaching Center

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Executive Director at All Stars Project, Inc.

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Director, All STARS Project of New Jersey at All Stars Project, Inc.

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Director, All STARS Project of Bridgeport at All Stars Project, Inc.

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Director & Manager at CDW LLC

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Director, Youth Development & Outreach Programs, All STARS Project of New York at All Stars Project, Inc.

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Director & President at Nuveen NASDAQ 100 Dynamic Overwrite Fund

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Co-Chief Executive Officer at Hunt Consolidated, Inc.

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Former Interim Chief Marketing Officer at MetLife, Inc.

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BA

Individualized learning programs and distance education courses are some of the options Empire State College offers its predominantly adult student-body. Located in Saratoga Springs, New York, Empire State has learning centers throughout upstate New York and the New York metropolitan area as well as online to better serve the primary population it serves: the adult learner. Bachelor’s, associate’s and master’s degrees are offered in the Arts, Sciences, Education, Business, Nursing and Human Services, among others. In order to best serve the adult learner and the varied interests and experiences they bring to the table, Empire State also offers a number of interdisciplinary study and independent study programs as well. A comprehensive student center supports students in all aspects of their education, from assessment to academic and career planning. Admission is based on submission of an application, proof of a high school diploma or GED, and evaluation of transcripts. Students whose grades fall below average may, however, still have the chance to be admitted by simply providing an explanation of the circumstances leading up to their low performance. Financial aid is available to qualifying students through loans, grants and other sources. Additionally, unemployed workers and low-income students may apply for special consideration and assistance.

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President & Chief Executive Officer
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All Stars Project, Inc. (ASP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that transforms the lives of youth and poor communities using the developmental power of performance, in partnership with caring adults. Founded in 1981, ASP creates privately funded, outside-of-school educational and performing arts activities for tens of thousands of poor and minority young people. It sponsors community and experimental theatre, develops leadership training and pursues volunteer initiatives that build and strengthen communities. ASP actively promotes supplementary education and the performance learning model in academic and civic arenas.

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2007

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co. operates as a dance company. The company was founded by Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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2006

THE PRESENT THEATRE COMPANY IS INDIE | UNITED. AND TOGETHER, WE'RE INCITING ART AND CULTIVATING A COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS, AUDIENCE, ALUMNI AND AFFILIATES.

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2004
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