HATTIE K. JUTAGIR joined the staff of Lincoln Center Theater in 1989 as Director of Development. She became Executive Director of Development and Planning from 2013 until 2023 when she retired after 34 years at the Theater. Mrs. Jutagir was responsible for all fundraising activities, including annual and capital campaigns, special events, and board development as the organization’s primary liaison with the Board of Directors. She was a member of LCT’s senior management team.
Before coming to Lincoln Center Theater, Mrs. Jutagir was Director of Development at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. and an Account Executive at Joseph Dermer and Associates, a private fundraising consulting firm. Previously a teacher in the Oakland Public Schools in California, she began her career in fundraising in the school district’s Resource Development Office, working with the Intertribal Friendship House to secure funding for special projects offered by the school district for Oakland’s American Indian community.
Mrs. Jutagir has been a Full Member of the Broadway League since 2015. She was a Board Member of the Grand Marnier Foundation which funded French-American cultural projects, and was Grants Administrator for a peace education program at the Institute for World Order. She also served on the Board of Women in Development/NY, and as a Panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts Theater Program and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Development Program.
Mrs. Jutagir has a B.A. from Wheaton College in Massachusetts and an M.A. in Education from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Brooklyn Heights with her husband Raj where they raised their two children, Avi and Devika.