Michael Margitich

Michael Margitich

Michael Margitich

Trustee At-Large

Senior Consultant at Large, John Brown Limited, Inc.

Mike was the Senior Deputy Director of External Affairs at The Museum of Modern Art for seventeen years. In his role as Senior Deputy Director of External Affairs, he oversaw all activities of the Department of Development and Membership, the Department of Special Programming and Events, The Contemporary Arts Council, The Junior Associates, Exhibition Funding, Planned Giving, Marketing, Communications, Graphics, Visitor Services, Government Relations, and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. In addition to planning the reopening of the new Museum of Modern Art in November 2004, he oversaw the Museum's $900+ million capital campaign.

Mike's fundraising career, which spans thirty-five years also includes work on billion dollar campaigns at both Harvard University and Columbia University, along with consulting on the Prince Charles Royal Trust Restoration of Salisbury Cathedral and the New York Philharmonic's 150th anniversary campaign. 

Since joining John Brown Limited in 2011, Mike has counseled numerous non-profit organizations. His clients have included The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, WNET New York Public Media, New York City Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Mike received his B.A. from Columbia University and has lectured at various institutions such as Christie's and Columbia University as well as cultural institutions around the world. In addition to the CCL, he serves on the Board of The Playwrights Realm.