Barbara Blackwell

Former Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships

Barbara Blackwell served as Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at IAALS. She directed the development and partnership initiatives for the organization, which she joined in June 2013.

Previously, Blackwell enjoyed a 25-year career in fundraising, including four years as the Vice President of Advancement at Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, leading a $93 million campaign, and eight years managing her own consulting firm. She also served as the Vice President of Donor Relations at The Pittsburgh Foundation—a $500 million community foundation—as well as spent time in the independent school sector.

In addition to her fundraising experience, Blackwell is a graduate of Allegheny College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Education

  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • B.A., English, Allegheny College

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Friends of Horses