Food Bank for the Heartland is proud to welcome Kelly Ptacek as our vice president of external affairs. She will oversee the Food Bank’s fundraising activities, communications, the volunteer program and advocacy. Ptacek succeeded Brian Barks, the current president and CEO, on September 4.
Ptacek has had an extensive career in in the nonprofit sector with experience in fundraising, advocacy and management. Prior to arriving at Food Bank for the Heartland, she spent 10 years working in university relations for Creighton University. Kelly is the recipient of the Sarah Emily and Mary Lucretia Creighton Award in 2014 and a member of Leadership Omaha Class #23.
“We are truly blessed to have Kelly as a part of the Food Bank team,” said Brian Barks. She brings with her a passion for our mission, a wealth of knowledge of our community and the fundraising profession.”
Purchase holiday cards from Food Bank for the Heartland to send to your friends, family, teachers and clients to wish them a happy holiday while helping neighbors in need. It’s easy & meaningful!
For a requested donation of $10 per card, the Food Bank will hand address and personalize a card to everyone on your list. Prefer to send your own cards? Order a pack of 4 cards for $25.
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Food Bank for the Heartland has been honored with a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for the eighth consecutive year. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest evaluator of charities. They provide ratings for over 8,000 American charities based on sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
Only 2% of the charities rated have received 9 consecutive 4-star evaluations. Food Bank for the Heartland is proud to be recognized for continuing to offer excellent services as one of the most highly rated organizations in the country.
To view the Food Bank’s rating, please visit: www.charitynavigator.com.
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