(BOSTON– August 6, 2014) Project Bread has named Darcy A. Pfeifer as its new director of institutional advancement. In the role, Pfeifer assumes responsibility for fundraising and development as well as marketing and communications. She brings more than 15 years of experience at both nonprofits and for-profit companies, including the management of major corporate partnerships, spearheading national fundraising campaigns and coordinating strategic communications plans.
"Darcy is a highly skilled fundraiser and communicator,” said Ellen Parker, executive director. “She adds depth and skill to our team at Project Bread. And more than that, she has the requisite heart and the passion to advance our work that brings a fresh approach to ending hunger among communities and families in Massachusetts.”
Pfeifer comes to Project Bread after two years as the associate director of development for Two Ten Footwear Foundation, where she raised several million dollars through her management of fundraising events. She also led Two Ten Footwear Foundation’s major corporate partnerships, including those with Zappos, Kenneth Cole, Steve Madden, Wolverine Worldwide and Amazon.
Prior to her work with Two Ten Footwear, Pfeifer was the managing director and vice president at Fortunato Consulting Group in Boston, where she worked with numerous community nonprofit organizations on their strategic programs, board development, capital campaign management, sponsor solicitations, special events and marketing. Her past clients have included Advocates Inc., The Dimock Center, The Girl Scouts, North End Community Health Center, Project Place, Ronald McDonald House Charities and many others. She has coordinated numerous large-scale special events, including the Betsey Johnson Fashion Show, Health Care Heroes, Steppin’ Out, The Taste of North End and Two if by Sea.
Pfeifer also previously served as the development director for Ellis Memorial, account manager at Arnold Worldwide, public relations and campus relations manager at Student.com/TVGrid.com and public affairs officer at Citizens Bank/U.S. Trust.
“I am incredibly excited to join an organization that is as passionate about its cause as Project Bread,” said Pfeifer. “Hunger and food insecurity are major issues across Massachusetts and Project Bread is both creating and helping to facilitate so many innovative solutions. I look forward to helping them further these efforts in a meaningful way and expand on Project Bread’s impact.”
Pfeifer is a graduate of the University of Vermont, where she was the president and treasurer of the sailing team. She currently serves as the club secretary of the Thimble Islands Sailing Club in Stony Creek, Connecticut.
About Project Bread
Project Bread is the only statewide anti-hunger organization committed to providing people of all ages, cultures, and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food. From community-based meal programs, to early childhood and school nutrition initiatives, to improved access to farm-to-table resources, Project Bread approaches hunger as a complex problem with multiple solutions. With funds raised through The Walk for Hunger and other sources, Project Bread pioneers innovative initiatives and supports effective programs to eradicate hunger in our state. For more information, visit www.projectbread.org, www.facebook.com/projectbread, or www.twitter.com/walkforhunger.