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Ci-Ying Sun and Marc von May Join Advisory Board

Ci-Ying Sun and Marc von May Join Advisory Board

The Peabody Institute is pleased to announce two new additions to the Peabody Institute Advisory Board (PIAB). They are Ci-Ying Sun and Marc von May, two longtime supporters of Peabody.

Headshot of Ci-Ying SunCi-Ying Sun (BM ’92, MM ’94, Piano) is a part-time independent art advisor and was senior vice president with Christie’s Asia, responsible for business development in Asia. She spent most of her professional career in the banking sector with Merrill Lynch and ubs. As a professionally trained classical pianist, she organized and performed a fundraising recital benefiting the Asia Society in 2013 in its newly opened Hong Kong Center. Sun is a fellow of the third class of the China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Sun has supported Peabody by funding a Steinway piano in honor of her teacher Ellen Mack and the Breakthrough Curriculum.

Headshot of Marc von MayMarc von May, currently a private investor, is a retired insurance, investment, and tax advisor in New York City. He was educated in Switzerland and France and worked for Nestlé and Citibank. He earned doctoral degrees in French business law and U.K. and U.S. common law. At Peabody, he has established several four-year named scholarships for Conservatory voice and cello students. He has supported the Peabody Opera productions, the Piano Fund, the Tuned-In program, and the Preparatory’s Estelle Dennis/ Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys. Seeing the importance of helping artists further their professional careers through training, audience development, marketing, and technology, von May is also committed to supporting the newly created LAUNCHPad program.

“We are fortunate to have an outstanding group of volunteers who serve on the Peabody Institute Advisory Board. They are critical to helping us think through strategy, garner resources and advocate for Peabody to the world,” says Dean Fred Bronstein. “Both Ci-Ying and Marc, even before coming on our board, have been so generous to Peabody. We are so delighted to welcome them in their official roles as Advisory Board members.”

— Margaret Bell