Executive Director, Advancement; Associate Dean of Development
Holly Freyre is Executive Director for Advancement and Associate Dean for Development of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. She has been working with Shelly Berg, Dean of the Frost School, for the past four years to help further his vision for the School. Other positions held at the University of Miami include Director of Development for the Office of Estate and Gift Planning, Director of Development for Anesthesiology, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine, and Co-Chair of University of Miami’s United Way Campaign. Prior to her work at the University of Miami, Holly was a Vice President and Relationship Manager at major banking institutions where she specialized in corporate and international lending. She also has her real estate broker’s license and experience in the insurance adjuster business. She is a very active volunteer in the South Florida community and has been a member of many state and local boards, including Beaux Arts. Currently, she is on the board of Young Patronesses of the Opera, a group dedicated to promoting opera education in South Florida and to supporting the Florida Grand Opera’s educational programs. Holly earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics from Boston College.
Director of Development, Major Gifts
Lynne Gibson is the Director of Development, Major Gifts at the Frost School of Music and works closely with Holly Freyre, Assistant Dean for Development, to raise funds for the School’s campaign priorities. Gibson is responsible for the implementation of the broad-based fundraising program at Frost, cultivating individual and philanthropic support, including grants, major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, annual and planned giving, endowments, donor relations and special events. Gibson comes to Frost with a wealth of development experience, most recently working as a Development Consultant for the Coral Gables Community Arts Program, Major Gifts Officer for the Miami City Ballet, and the Director of Development and Regional Development Officer for both The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. She earned her MBA from University of Miami, a Master of Science Degree from Colorado State University, and as an undergraduate, she majored in Speech Science at the University of Wyoming. She served for two years as Co-Ambassador for the Frost School’s United Way Campaign, and has served as an executive board member for several community organizations. Most recently she was President of the Hearing and Speech Center of Florida, a United Way agency. She is a member of MBA Women International.