Barbara Darrow-BlakeChief Development Officer

As Chief Development Officer, Barbara leads the Food Bank’s fundraising, marketing and community engagement initiatives. Her firm belief that children, adults and seniors should not have to worry about where their next meal will come from—especially in an affluent region like the Bay Area—fuels her passion for the Food Bank’s mission as well as her fundraising efforts.

She provides strategic and thoughtful leadership to a 20-person development team. During her 11 year tenure, contributed revenue has increased by 268 percent. She and her team continue to build brand awareness and creatively engage community partners, donors and volunteers in the Food Bank’s important work. Barbara was recently recognized as Fundraising Professional of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Golden Gate Chapter. Prior to joining ACCFB in 2006, Barbara’s first career was in the corporate sector in healthcare marketing and business development.