Barbara Evans has been named chief development officer for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. She will lead the development and implementation of strategic fundraising efforts in support of the food bank’s mission to lead our community in the fight to end hunger.
Evans has a nearly 20-year career in fundraising. She was formerly director of development at Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation.
Prior to her position at the foundation, Evans was the chief development officer for Grace Place for Children and Families in Naples for six years. Under her leadership, the organization experienced explosive revenue growth, both in annual operating and capital revenue.
Evans 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; former vice president of membership on the Board of Directors of the Greater Naples Area Planned Giving Council; and a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. Evans also served on the Board of Directors of Meals of Hope and chaired its Strategic Planning Task Force.
Evans was selected as the 2017 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Collier-Lee chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is a graduate of the 2018 Leadership Collier Foundation.
Evans has a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. She and her husband, Jonathan, have two young children.