Coy Fagras Named Grant Program Manager at Amon Carter Museum

Release date: 
October 16, 2008

FORT WORTH, Texas–Amon Carter Museum Director of Development Carol Noel announced today that Coy Fagras has been named Grant Program Manager.

Fagras will be responsible for implementing and maintaining the grants and corporate underwriting programs for the museum, working with Noel and the development staff to identify funding prospects and employ strategies to support museum programs.

“Although the museum is incredibly fortunate to have the Amon G. Carter Foundation fund about 80 percent of its operating budget, we must raise nearly $2 million each year to support special exhibitions, education programs and other initiatives,” said Noel. “Fagras’ experience in seeking and managing grants from foundations makes her a great addition to our development team.”

Previously, Fagras worked as the lead grant writer and researcher at a Dallas-based political nonprofit organization, where she was responsible for constructing annual gift grants on varying policy issues. She has also worked as grant writer at a technology and design firm, procuring funds for high-end government technology projects, and as a grants and proposal manager at an architecture firm.

Fagras received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. She studied nonprofit management and public administration at the University of Arkansas.

“The Carter is a vital part of our community tapestry,” said Fagras. “Being able to work with this dedicated staff is an honor, and I look forward to fostering and developing new opportunities to showcase the very best in American art.”