Meet the Development Team

Holly Freyre
Executive Director, Advancement
Associate Dean of Development
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(305) 284-2819

Holly Freyre is Executive Director, Advancement and Associate Dean of Development at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where she is responsible for the implementation of all music-related fundraising and alumni affairs. Freyre has extensive business experience as a relationship manager in the corporate banking world, and most recently was a director in the University of Miami Office of Estate and Gift Planning. She served as the University’s 2009 United Way Campaign Lead Ambassador for the entire Coral Gables campus, and is a member of Young Patronesses of the Opera (YPO). Holly Freyre has also served on the executive committees of many local and state boards, including Beaux Arts.

Lynne Gibson
Director of Development
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(305) 284-2238

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 is serving a second year 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.