Deborah Barge Named Chief Development Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Charleston Edwards

It is with great pleasure that we introduce a dynamic professional joining the Senior Leadership Team of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA)! We are excited to introduce Deborah Barge, CFRE, as BBBSA’s new Chief Development Officer (CDO). As CDO, Deborah will lead and cultivate the implementation of a new, diversified, expanded fundraising strategy for the National Office and work in partnership with the Network on a federated-wide fundraising strategy.

Deborah is well-experienced leading diverse, multi-affiliate, national fundraising and revenue generating initiatives for worthy charitable causes across the nation including the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and the March of Dimes for more than 20 years. In her most recent role as the Senior VP, Chief Operating & Field Officer at MDA, Deborah led programming, CRM and systems integrations, and fundraising programs maximizing growth and optimized business operations. As a servant-leader, Deborah, strives to maintain an environment that promotes continuous learning and innovation to drive data-informed, donor-centric revenue development success to fuel the mission. She lives in the Greater Seattle area with her two children and husband. We are honored and excited to have Deborah join the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America team!

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