Food Bank for Westchester Hires Senior Director of Development

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The Food Bank for Westchester, which has been fighting hunger in Westchester for 20 years, has hired Ossining resident Katy Flint Coppinger as Senior Director of Development. In this role, she will secure donations from corporations, foundations and individuals; oversee cause marketing and facilitate special events.

The Food Bank for Westchester, which has been fighting hunger in Westchester for 20 years, has hired Ossining resident Katy Flint Coppinger as Senior Director of Development. In this role, she will secure donations from corporations, foundations and individuals; oversee cause marketing and facilitate special events.

Prior to joining the Food Bank for Westchester, Coppinger was Fund Development Manager at Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, where she oversaw the annual giving campaign, secured event sponsorships and conducted grant writing for the Council.

An active member in the non-profit community, Coppinger is a founding member of the Pleasantville Fund for Learning, the foundation that supports programs of the Pleasantville School District. She is a past president and trustee of the Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter of the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society; a member of the Committee on Special Education for the Pleasantville School District; and an active PTA member and Chair of the Cultural Arts Committee for the PTA-Pleasantville Schools. Coppinger is also a member of the Westchester County chapter of the Association of Development Officers.

“Katy’s history in and knowledge of the Westchester County communities makes her ideal for this position,” said Christina Rohatynskyj, Executive Director of the Food Bank. “We look forward to her innovative ideas and development initiatives.”

Coppinger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from Virginia Tech and a Certificate in Italian language from Universitá Per Stranieri, Perguia, Italy.

For additional information, contact the Food Bank at 914-923-1100 or visit http://www.foodbankforwestchester.org. The Food Bank for Westchester is located at 358 Saw Mill River Road, Millwood, NY.

About the Food Bank for Westchester: The Food Bank for Westchester, one of eight food banks in New York State, acquires, warehouses and distributes more than five million pounds of food annually to 200 Westchester County hunger relief organizations, including food pantries and soup kitchens, among others. Its mission is to lead, engage and educate Westchester County in creating a hunger-free environment. Its core activity is the collection and distribution of donated, government and purchased food.

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