Barbara Evans, CDO of the Harry Chapin Food Bank, on Fundraising

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February 12, 2020 to February 12, 2020
05:30 PM untill 08:00 PM


CDO of Harry Chapin Food Bank to speak at ABWA   Fort Myers, FL, January 21, 2020 - The Imperial River Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) invites the public to hear Barbara Evans, Chief Development Officer at the Harry Chapin Food Bank speak on fundraising at their monthly networking and dinner meeting, Wednesday February 12th at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers. Networking begins at 5:30 PM followed by dinner and speaker. Tickets are $35, available at .   About the Speaker   Barbara Evans was appointed Chief Development Officer with Harry Chapin Food Bank in September 2019. In her role, Barbara is responsible for building the philanthropic strategy for the Annual Fund and Endowment and execute this strategy through cultivating relationships with major philanthropic individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to help Harry Chapin Food Bank achieve its mission to lead the community in the fight to end hunger. Barbara is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and was selected as the 2017 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Collier-Lee chapter. She has served as the Vice President of Membership on the Board of Directors of the Greater Naples Area Planned Giving Council. Barbara is also a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and the Estate Planning Council of Naples and is a graduate of the 2018 Leadership Collier Foundation. Barbara earned a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University. About ABWA Imperial River Chapter   Formation of the Imperial River Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association began in 2016, when a team from several other Southwest Florida chapters came together to serve the growing Estero/Bonita Springs area of Lee County, FL. ABWA Imperial River Chapter welcomes all women interested in professional development. Expect mutually supportive, life-long relationships with powerful professional women. Men are also welcome.  Registration/check-in and networking starts at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner and speaker/activity. Meetings happen at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913.  Tickets are $35 at Eventbrite, which includes dinner. For more information, email The ABWA national organization’s mission is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.   About the Harry Chapin Food Bank   Harry Chapin Food Bank, an affiliate of Feeding America, is the largest hunger-relief organization in Southwest Florida. The food bank rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and distributes it to families and others in need through a series of programs that feed 28,000 people a week. These programs include the Care and Share: Senior Feeding Program, Harry’s Helpings, In-School Pantries, and Fulfill Mobile Pantries. The food bank also distributes food through its Partner Agency Program, a network of more than 150 partner agencies. For every dollar donated, the food bank can provide $8 in food value. In fiscal year 2018-19, Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed nearly 26.7 million pounds of food and other grocery items, including 6.4 million pounds of fresh produce. The food, valued at $42.8 million, is the equivalent of 22.2 million meals for people in need. Harry Chapin Food Bank is a United Way partner agency.  We are also proud to be named a Blueprint Partner by the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. For more information or to make a gift, call (239) 334-7007 or visit  


Holiday Inn Fort Myers AirportView map
9931 Interstate Commerce Drive,
Fort Myers, 33913, FL, US

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