30 Nov Feeding Northeast Florida Appoints First Chief Development Officer
Kerrie Slattery joins the food bank to lead fundraising efforts
Jacksonville, Fla. –– November 22, 2021 –– Feeding Northeast Florida (FNEFL) announced the expansion of its executive leadership team, bringing on Kerrie Slattery as the nonprofit food bank’s first Chief Development Officer. Slattery started her new role in October 2021.
Slattery brings more than 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience to the new role. Her responsibilities include strengthening and expanding the organization’s fundraising strategies, securing financial support for the food bank’s growth and guiding all fundraising programs and services.
Prior to joining the FNEFL team, Slattery served the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens as Chief Advancement Officer, as well as Interim Director in 2020.
Earlier in her career, she also served as the Chief Development Officer and Vice President of the Baptist Health Foundation, which supports the community-based Baptist Health system. Most notably, Slattery led the development team for Wolfson Children’s Hospital during the comprehensive campaign that raised close to $100 million. Additional career highlights include leadership roles in corporate banking and technology; founding Foster Hope, a volunteer nonprofit organization that raised funds for foster children in Northeast Florida; and serving as Executive Director for Art with a Heart for Children.
In her new role as Chief Development Officer at Feeding Northeast Florida, Slattery will aid leadership in identifying opportunities to secure philanthropic support to serve the food bank’s eight-county region, including many innovative programs planned for the next few years.
“Bringing in a talented leader like Kerrie is an enormous asset for the food bank,” said Susan King, CEO of Feeding Northeast Florida. “Her level of leadership experience and proven track record of fundraising, community engagement and marketing prowess will be hugely beneficial for the important work that we do. Her heart for her community and her desire to help make a difference aligns with our mission to solve hunger in Northeast Florida.”
“I am appreciative to Susan and the Board of Directors to have the opportunity to serve the vulnerable in our community,” said Slattery. “I am honored to return to the social services sector in a new position where I can apply my passion and experience in this critical area that significantly impacts the health and well-being of individuals, children and families. I’m eager to leverage my relationships and resources to make strides toward ending hunger on the First Coast.”
Learn more about Feeding Northeast Florida, the importance of their work and how to get involved at feedingnefl.org.