Faith Raiguel is chief financial officer of the Los Angeles Opera. As such, she oversees long range planning, accounting, investment and finance, information technology, and box. Prior to the Opera, she was chief operating officer of the Autry National Center, with responsibilities including museum operations, facilities, facilities planning, financial planning, accounting, information technology, retail and café operations. Throughout her professional career, she has also been an arts CFO for the Music Center of Los Angeles County and Center Theater Group, the Mark Taper Forum and the Ahmanson Theater.
She has served as a consultant in non-profit management, operations, board relations, accounting and financial planning. With such clients as Music Center of Los Angeles County; Los Angeles Opera; Museum of Contemporary Art; The Los Angles Philharmonic Assn.; United Friends of the Children/Bridges; Center Theatre Group; Long Beach Aquarium; Music Center Foundation; Actors Alley; and, Santa Monica Museum.
As vice president, administration & operations, worldwide for Walt Disney Feature Animation, she provided executive direction of the management and physical infrastructure and support of Feature Animation Division, Burbank, Orlando, and Paris studios from 1995-97. She managed the following functional areas in a period of unprecedented growth and reorganization for the division: Facilities Development, Operations, Animation Research Library, and Human Resources.
As a CPA in public practice, she has been a sole practitioner with a practice that had special emphasis on audit and special engagements for arts organizations. In the early 80s, she was staff and partner of Lutz and Carr, CPAs, New York and Los Angeles, which had a special focus on non-profit, arts and commercial theater.
Raiguel is currently chair of the board of Idyllwild Arts Foundation, whose broad arts mission includes arts instruction in all arts, for all ages, at all levels. Two major programs in Idyllwild include a high school academy for the arts, and a summer program of arts instruction.
Currently teaching the Finance and Accounting for Non-profit Arts Organizations at CGU, she has also been an adjunct professor at UCLA’s Anderson School and USC’s Museum Studies program.
Raiguel has an MBA from UCLA and a BA in American history and economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
A long time resident of Silver Lake in Los Angeles, she has two children. Her son is a student at Otis College of Art and Design. Her daughter works in the music industry.
Finance and Accounting for Non-Profits