Ken Baroff

Vice President of Donor Development

About Ken

Ken serves the Foundation as the Vice President of Donor Development.  He is focused on building the philanthropic assets that the Foundation manages to better serve our community.  His team works with existing donors, prospective donors, and other partners to help them support causes they care about.

Ken brings more than 30 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, higher education, branding, marketing, and general management. 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.  Prior to that, he served Duke Children’s Hospital as Executive Director of Planning and Development for more than 10 years.  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 area 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 spending time with his wife, Adrienne, and three grown children, who all live in the Triangle area.

Ken is a writer for our blog! Check out his thoughts here.

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

What I am trying to get across to you is please take of yourselves and those that you love, because that is what we are here for, that's all we got, and that is all we can take with us. Are you with me?

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Ken’s Hobbies

Playing music
Snow skiing