Barbara Evans joined the food bank as chief development officer in September 2019, responsible for leading strategic fundraising efforts in support of our mission. She has a nearly 20-year career in fundraising.
Barbara was formerly director of development at Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation. Prior to that position, she was the chief development officer for Grace Place for Children and Families in Naples. Under her leadership, the organization experienced explosive revenue growth, both in annual operating and capital revenue.
Barbara has previously served as a major gift officer for Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich. and the director of development for Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and was selected as the 2017 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by its Collier-Lee chapter. She is also a member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners.
Barbara has a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. She and her husband, Jonathan, have two young children.