We are thrilled to announce that Deborah Peeples will join the Food & Friends staff on September 1st as our new Chief Development Officer. Deborah will be an important leader of our development team and instrumental in helping to build greater capacity to meet the growing demand for Food & Friends in our community.
Deborah is a results-oriented, creative fundraiser with a proven record helping nonprofit organizations transform their fundraising programs and increase revenue. Deborah has helped national, regional and local nonprofit organizations with capital campaigns, development assessments, annual fund planning, and Board development. In 2008, Deborah was selected as the Outstanding Fund Raising Professional of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Metro DC chapter.
Deborah is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/English at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and her Masters of Arts in Student Personnel Services also at the University of Florida. Deborah was the Vice President, Philanthropy at the Humane Society of the United States, the Executive Director of Iona, a Washington, D.C. non-profit agency serving seniors; President of the Capital Hospice Foundation in Falls Church, and Director of Major and Planned Giving at WETA TV/FM. Additionally, Deborah has experience as an independent fundraising consultant. Deborah is active nationally in advancing the field of development through conference leadership and other professional engagements.