Oklahoma Contemporary

Rowdy Gilbert

Director of Development

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Rowdy Gilbert has served in development and leadership positions in higher education and arts and culture nonprofit organizations for nearly a decade. In his role as director of development, Rowdy focuses on generating contributed revenue through major gifts in support of the arts center’s institutional mission, programs, special projects and operations.

Prior to joining Oklahoma Contemporary, Rowdy served in fundraising roles at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the American Pops Orchestra, in Washington, D.C. He also previously worked at the University of Oklahoma — his own alma mater — in international admissions and recruitment, development and public affairs.

Originally from Oklahoma, Rowdy has enjoyed returning to the heartland with his wife, Shannon, and their daughter, Arden.

Email: development (at) okcontemp.org

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Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003

Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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