Barbara N. Grodd Joins Island Harvest as VP of Development
MINEOLA, NY, May 18, 2009 — Barbara N. Grodd, a resident of Port Jefferson, has joined Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization as vice president of development, according to an announcement by Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO.
In her position, Ms. Grodd will be responsible for designing and implementing a strategic fundraising plan and creating a major gifts campaign to improve funding resources to meet the increasing demand for food and services on Long Island. The strategic initiative will focus on programmatic needs to support the organization’s food rescue operations as well as fund growth for infrastructure and expansion of programs.
“Not only will the organization benefit from Barbara’s strong background and demonstrated record of success, but so, too, will over a quarter-million people who access the food programs supported by Island Harvest each and every day,” said Ms. Shubin Dresner. “We are happy to have Barbara on our team and look forward to utilizing her vast talents in furthering our mission of reducing food waste and ending hunger on Long Island.”
Prior to joining Island Harvest, Ms. Grodd served as Senior Director of Development at North Shore-LIJ Health System Foundation and was previously Assistant Vice President for Major Gifts at Stony Brook University. She received a bachelor’s degree from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire and earned an MBA in finance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center in New York.
About Island Harvest
Fighting hunger and touching lives, Island Harvest serves as the bridge between those who have surplus food and those who need it, supplying hundreds of community-based nonprofit organizations on Long Island with critical food support to help stem the advancing tide of hunger in our communities. Island Harvest has delivered 57 million pounds of food, supplementing more than 44 million meals, since its inception in 1992. In support of its mission to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island, the organization is actively involved in educational and hunger awareness programs to inform the public about the insidious but often unrecognized problem of hunger here, in one of the wealthiest regions of the country, and how individuals, businesses, schools and commercial food establishments can make a difference. Island Harvest is a member of Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest). For more information about Island Harvest, visit www.islandharvest.org or call 516-294-8528.