Jacob SmithDevelopment and Communications Consultant
Jacob Smith has served Marlboro since 2007. He is involved in our fundraising efforts and in communicating the special nature of Marlboro to our friends, audiences, patrons and colleagues in the field. Jacob played a key role in our 65th Anniversary Campaign. He works closely with the Board and our Communications and Outreach Committee.
In addition to his role at Marlboro, Jacob is Special Projects Consultant for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS), one of the world’s leading concert forums with an annual season of 50 performances and 45-50 education programs.
Jacob has extensive experience in online marketing and communications. He was a founding partner of Dinkum Interactive, a global search engine marketing firm; he has provided advice and assistance to many prominent performing arts and funding institutions; and he has taught technology and marketing to graduate students in the Arts Administration program of Drexel University. He was an officer of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, was Chairman of the Board of PhillyCarShare, and on the board of Patient Ride Services.
Jacob is also a professional bassoonist who has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Academy of Vocal Arts, and in orchestra readings at Marlboro. He has a Master’s degree in music from Temple University, and a B.F.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University. A Presser Foundation Scholar, Jacob also received the Donald H. Jones Award in Entrepreneurship from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie-Mellon.
Jacob lives in Marlboro with his wife Meghan and their two boys, Rory and Duncan.