The Command and General Staff College Foundation’s newest hire in the new year started work Jan. 3. Barbara Fitzgerald began her duties as the first-ever Foundation Director of Development, responsible for fundraising, grant writing and managing the donor database. Fitzgerald comes to the CGSC Foundation having previously served more than five years as president as well as director of development of the local Catholic school system.
“Barbara comes to us with some great experience,” said Bob Ulin, CEO of the CGSC Foundation. “We’re confident her skills will translate well into the fundraising needs of our foundation.”
Fitzgerald, a native of Leavenworth, is no stranger to Fort Leavenworth and the military community. In one of her previous jobs prior to her work in the Catholic school system, she worked as a contractor at the Frontier Conference Center in catering and event management. Additionally, her husband, J. Thomas Fitzgerald, is a pharmacist at Munson Army Health Center.
“I look forward to the challenges of fundraising for the CGSC Foundation,” Fitzgerald said. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Catholic school system, but made a career decision to come here to further my personal and professional growth.”