Iva Kosović Duvin brings more than 10 years of business development and fundraising expertise to Frost Science. Prior to joining Frost Science, Duvin spent ten years with the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), a prominent Miami-based institution that prepares graduates of distinguished music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. During her tenure at NWS, she built relationships with a wide variety of corporate and individual funders and oversaw the Executive Committee of Friends of NWS – the organization’s highly acclaimed membership program for emerging leaders and philanthropists. As the symphony’s Director of Development, Special Events, she helped transform the annual gala into one of the most successful advancement programs for the institution. In addition, Duvin served as an integral part of the team that managed the opening of the New World Center, NWS’s Frank Gehry-designed home, unveiled in 2011.
Duvin has also served on committees in support of several non-profit organizations in greater Miami, including Coconut Grove Cares and No More Tears. She is a member of the Arts Leadership Council for University Hospitals of Cleveland and sits on the board of the Miami Girls Foundation, a non-profit media platform with a mission to empower women in South Florida.
A classically trained pianist, Duvin immigrated to the US from Croatia at the age of 17 and studied piano performance at the University of Miami and Florida International University under the tutelage of Ivan Davis and Kemal Gekic. She holds a Master’s Degree in Performing Arts Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Piano Performance from FIU.