Barbara Bloch, Director of Major Gifts

With a lifetime of living and working in the Kansas City community, Barb Bloch brings a unique skill set to the field of Philanthropy. Over the past 37 years, Barb has been involved in the rich heritage of the Kansas City Garment Industry as an Entrepreneur, Retailer and as a National Recruiter for two prestigious, companies which allowed her the ability to forge friendships and personal ties in the business community locally and nationally.

During her years in the Kansas City business arena, Barb also pursued her interest in community work and nonprofit board engagement. She has served on or is currently serving on the Jewish Federation’s Allocations Committee for Kansas City and their Board Selection and Training Committee. She is currently serving on the Dean’s Council for Human Environmental Sciences “Our Time To Lead Campaign” at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She was involved in the Boy Scouts of America, and is an Honored Woman in the tribe Mic-O-Say. Barb is a past Gala Chair of The Heart Of America’s Shakespeare Festival and helps each year with their Auction selections. Through these opportunities she became very familiar with best practices of nonprofit governance and fund development. In 2014, Barb was hired by Pelofsky & Associates as Director of Major Gifts. She worked with numerous clients on individual donor solicitation, cultivation and growth. In 2019 she joined the Byrne Pelofsky team and continues to provide expert consultation and guidance for nonprofit agencies.

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