Ken Baroff

Director of Donor Development

About Ken

Ken serves the Foundation as the Director of Fund Development, focused on building the philanthropic assets that the Foundation manages to better serve the community.  He works with prospective donors and other partners to create funds which support causes they care about.

Ken brings more than 25 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, higher education, branding, marketing and management.  In 1999 he joined the development team at Duke Children’s Hospital and was named Executive Director in 2001.  In 2011, Ken was named Vice President, Development for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina and oversaw the creation and implementation of a fully integrated development program, which included 49 counties from the Triangle area to the coast.  Ken also earned his CFRE in 2009, certifying his long-standing commitment to uphold the highest standards of ethics, professional performance and service to donors, as well as the philanthropic sector.

A Connecticut native, Ken came to the Triangle area in 1984 to attend Duke University, fell in love with the place and has immersed himself in many local community activities over the past 30 years, especially in support of children’s causes. In his free time, he enjoys playing music, recreational soccer, gardening, and spending time with his family.

Ways Ken gives back:

  1. Serve in a variety of volunteer capacities for local children’s charities
  2. Participate in social action activities through Judea Reform Synagogue
  3. Volunteer at local community events, including Festival for the Eno

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention

Ken’s Hobbies

Playing music
Snow skiing