Kendall Purpura

VP, Development at AT&T Performing Arts Center

Kendall Purpura is the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Vice President of Development. Kendall joined the Center in 2020 after serving in the same role at The Tobin Center in San Antonio. She was part of the inaugural team to open The Tobin Center in 2014 where she assisted with closing their capital campaign and was responsible for launching their annual fund and membership programs. She also developed and launched The Tobin Center’s education programs, which serve more than 93,000 students and families each year. Before The Tobin Center, Kendall worked at the University of Texas San Antonio as the Director of Development for the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, Director of Development at Purdue University Convocations and Curator of Education for the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Baylor University and is not a stranger to the Dallas area. She started her career with the Dallas Children’s Theater National Touring Company as an actor and company manager. In her own words, Kendall is “passionate about the transformative power of the performing arts, and the importance of ensuring that all community members have arts access.”


  • VP, Development

    Current role