ROCKLAND — The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., announces that Anne Rogers-Popejoy has recently joined its team as Development Associate and Membership Coordinator.

Rogers-Popejoy has had extensive experience in non-profit organization administration in the realms of education, administration and development. An ardent supporter of the arts and education, she worked with the Historic Homestake Opera House, Boys & Girls Clubs, and Northern Hills Alliance for Children in advocacy and fundraising. A native of Connecticut, she has returned with her family to New England after a 15-year sojourn to the Black Hills of South Dakota.

In addition to overseeing the Strand Membership Program, Rogers-Popejoy will support the organization’s growing development efforts to support future programming, Strand Educational Program and Family Series, theater maintenance and technological upgrades. “We are thrilled to welcome Anne to the Strand, and to Midcoast Maine,” said Strand Executive Director Jessie Davis. “Her experience, skills and enthusiasm make her an incredible addition to our ongoing efforts, and we can’t wait to see all we’ll achieve with her as part of our team and our community.”

“I am so happy to be a part of the Strand Theatre team,” said Rogers-Popejoy. “The Strand has a solid fundraising track record, an impressive and dedicated membership base, and great potential for growth on all fronts. I am excited to put my experience in non-profit fundraising to work and get to know Rockland’s vibrant arts community.”

The Strand Theatre presents an innovative program of films, live performances, educational programs and community events. Located in downtown Rockland, it has been entertaining audiences since 1923 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The theater is owned and operated by the non-profit organization Friends of the Strand Theatre.

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