Stony Brook, NY - February 11th, 2016 - Staller Center for the Arts’ director, Alan Inkles, announced the appointment of Daria Carioscia as the Center’s new Development Officer. Ms. Carioscia’s role is to encourage investments in the future of the arts at Stony Brook University.
Formerly with the American Cancer Society, Ms. Carioscia spearheaded many successful fundraising events including the Long Island Hospitality Ball, the Wine & Spirits Gala, and the Doctors of Distinction Golf Invitational.
Daria Carioscia grew up in Stony Brook, went through the Three Village School District and graduated from Flagler College. She is married and has two boys.
Previously Ms. Stockhammer was Director of Development for the Arts at Stony Brook. She has moved into the role of Finance Director for Staller Center. The previous Finance Director and Executive Director of Friends of Staller Center, Barbara “Bobbie” Wien, retired in 2015 after working over 35 years at the Center.
About Staller Center
Innovative programming at Staller Center for the Arts has been made possible through financial donations by the Friends of Staller Center and through generous corporate support. Ms. Carioscia will focus on continued funding of the programming Staller Center produces for the campus and community. This includes live programming for the Staller Center season, where over 200 events in total are presented, including events from the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre Arts.
Among its many offerings, educational outreach to pre-schoolers through the “Instrument Petting Zoo” has won accolades. Very young children are introduced to musical instruments at their day care programs, at libraries and other settings. Another successful educational outreach program is “Orchestra to the Orchestra,” which brings high school student musicians to Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra performances.