Barbara Bloch, Vice President 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 41 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 is currently serving on Kansas City’s Executive Board for Jewish Federation as Vice-Chair of Allocations. She served on the University of Missouri’s Dean’s Council for Human Environmental Sciences on the “Our Time to Lead Campaign” and has been on the advisory council for the University’s Textile and Apparel Management for over 15 years. She was actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America and is an Honored Woman in the tribe of Mic-O-Say. Barb is a past Gala Chair of The Heart of America’s Shakespeare Festival and helps each year with their Gala preparations and as a Good Will Society Member. Barb is also a two-time past Regional Director for the Kansas City Chapter of The Fashion Group, a member of the Society of Fellows at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, and a past board member of The Lyric Opera of Kansas City.


Through these opportunities she has become very familiar with best practices of nonprofit governance and fund development. In 2015, Barb was hired by Pelofsky & Associates as Director of Major Gifts. There, 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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