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Colton Withers is the Associate Director of Purdue Musical Organizations (PMO) and the Director of Administration & External Relations. In this role, Colton leads PMO's external relations team of donor relations, marketing & communications, and operations professionals and is the chief operating officer of the storied performing arts organization. Prior to this role, Colton served as PMO’s chief fundraising officer and director of the parents & families affiliate campaign of Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University. 


Colton’s journey in higher education and performing arts fundraising began at Franklin College in Franklin, IN, where he lead annual giving efforts for the liberal arts, residential college. He is a graduate of Purdue University (BS) and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (MA). A lifelong performer, Colton is a passionate supporter of the performing arts and volunteers as the president emeritus of the Indianapolis Men's Chorus board of directors, vice president of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra board of directors, and as a fundraising consultant for the Cincinnati Sound Chorus.


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