Eowyn Bates joined the San Diego Natural History Museum in 2005. Over the past nearly two decades, she has served in multiple roles, including, Director of Annual Fund and Membership, Director of Development and Membership, Senior Director of Development, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, and is currently the Vice President of Philanthropy and Engagement. She oversees the Museum’s membership, development, events, education, exhibitions, and communications departments. She is deeply committed to the Museum, its mission, and staff.
Eowyn grew up in Wisconsin where she learned to love the outdoors from her father, a naturalist and writer. After receiving her B.A. in political science and history from Macalester College in 1995, she moved to San Diego and began her career in nonprofit development at Project Concern International and later at the Salk Institute. She earned her Certified Fundraising Executive designation in 2003 and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Audubon Society and the Western Museums Association.