OONAGH O’DONOVAN – CLIENT RELATIONS &
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Oonagh is an experienced development professional, who has spent the last 5 years working in London and New York as a fundraiser for some of the world’s leading theatres. Specialising in corporate, individual, and capital fundraising, she is an experienced relationship manager with a focus on new business development, event activation, strategic sponsorship and creating innovative partnerships for arts organisations.

Oonagh has managed a robust portfolio of supporters ranging from £6k – £500k+, and most recently held the position of Corporate Development Manager at the Royal Court Theatre, where she focused on securing and retaining high level sponsorships and corporate memberships.

Oonagh is also experienced in capital campaign fundraising project management, having overseen a £12m budget across all major fundraising income streams at the Donmar Warehouse.

Having cut her teeth as a fundraiser in New York, Oonagh was part of The Public Theater’s Development Events team, which delivered their 2016 Annual Gala The United States of Shakespeare, which raised over $4.5m for the theatre in one evening.

Oonagh holds a B.A. Hons degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin (2010-2014), and is currently pursuing an MSc in Management and Marketing from Technological University Dublin (2020-2022).

Oonagh understands the value that social enterprises, charities and the arts and culture sector provide to society, and is deeply passionate about empowering, amplifying, and supporting organisations to reach their full potential. Having joined the OKC team in October 2020, Oonagh is eager to bring her international experience to, and learn from, Ireland’s thriving not-for-profit and arts and cultural community.