Media Release: Sandler Center Foundation Executive Director Accepted into Prestigious International Academy for Advancement Leadership

May 11, 2021

Release Date:  May 11, 2021
Lisa Baehre
Sandler Center Foundation
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May 11th, 2021- Virginia Beach
Lisa A. Baehre, Executive Director of the Sandler Center Foundation, and the youngest executive director of a major arts organization in Hampton Roads, has been accepted into the prestigious International Academy for Advancement Leadership.

The renowned program brings together a robust collection of leadership best practices, enables participants to network with other emerging development leaders and grow their skills in critical areas, as well as explore challenges that can propel them to the next level of career success. This professional development opportunity is for non-profit executives, and only 20 are invited to participate annually.

Founded in 2005, the Sandler Center Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to educate, inspire, enrich and build our community, strengthen local arts organizations, and instill an appreciation of the arts through the underwriting of world-class performances in the Sandler Center. More can be found at