click Faisal Al-Juburi has spent more than a decade as an invigorating arts management executive, shaping compelling narratives in the private sector and positioning institutional ventures for dynamic domestic and international partnerships. Most recently, he oversaw a full rebranding and repositioning of the performing arts education not-for-profit Broadway Dreams, while simultaneously growing its events-based fundraising capacity sixfold, and a comprehensive turnaround at Bridges of Understanding, an organization dedicated to the themes of global citizenship. For Bridges of Understanding, Faisal forged significant outreach and education alliances, curating initiatives rooted in the humanitarian power of the performing, visual, and literary arts. He concurrently spearheaded a rebranding and tenfold increase in contributed revenue for the organization before successfully negotiating its merger into Soliya, a leader in the groundbreaking field of Virtual Exchange.
Faisal’s other noteworthy credits include: heading the public health and environmental initiative MillionTreesNYC, launched by former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and entertainer and philanthropist Bette Midler; serving as a corporate relations specialist at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where he advised on the fundraising structure for Arabesque: Arts of the Arab World and leveraged special events for large sponsorships and integrated marketing deals; and working with Ford’s Theatre and the Exxon Mobil Corporation to lay the foundation for The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Campaign — a $60 million effort that reinvented the historic site into an education and leadership campus.
Standing at the intersection of creation and administration, Faisal has conceived and executive produced tributes in honor of such notable talents as Reem Acra with Steven Kolb, Arianna Huffington with David G. Bradley, Julie Taymor with Ariel Foxman; Heather Headley with Susan Fales-Hill and A Great Big World, and First Lady Michelle Obama with Marvin Hamlisch at the 2010 First Lady’s Luncheon; engaged Annie Leibovitz and Vera Wang as part of the Kennedy Center’s A Celebration of Women in the Arts; and branded and scripted David Hallberg’s Legacy, a career retrospective at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. He is also a sought after commentator on the viability of theatre as a catalyst for intercultural dialogue and relations, and his insights have been shared via Georgetown University’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, and The Washington Post, amongst other platforms.
Faisal holds a Master of Science degree in Communication from New York University (NYU) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Virginia (UVA). He currently resides in New York City, where he serves on the Board of Directors for Rosie O’Donnell’s Rosie’s Theater Kids.