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Q. What movie do you watch at least once a year?
A. Shawshank Redemption

Q. What is your dream job?
A. To lead bike tours in Italy or France

Q. What book do you always recommend to a friend looking for a good read?
A. The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland

Q. What KC restaurant has the culinary arts mastered?
A. Café Europa

Q. What do you do on your days off?
A. Spend time with my family and friends

Q. Why do you support the arts?
A. Because the arts help me experience and make sense of the world around me.


Alison Patterson is Director of Development for ArtsKC, leading fundraising efforts. She brings 20 years of experience leading both social service and arts organizations through the successful completion of annual fundraising campaigns and special events, and she has assisted with two capital campaigns. Alison has served on the Executive Committee of the Lyric Opera Circle, Chaired the Nonprofit Connect Awards Luncheon, and currently serves on the Village Presbyterian Endowment Trust Committee. Alison earned her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her master’s in Public Administration from the Bloch School of Business. She is currently a member of the Central Exchange Emerging Leaders Program.