Newsmaker: Anne Hawkins
Family: Children, Sarah Bond, 32; Kate Thomas, 29; and Eric Hawkins, 22
Occupation: Chief development officer, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism from West Virginia University
Background: Hawkins has worked for the food bank for 11 years, including the last six as chief development officer. She and her 20-member staff are responsible for raising millions of dollars so the food bank can distribute more than 22 million pounds of food and serve more than 120,000 people a year.
Noteworthy: Hawkins was named Outstanding Professional Fund Raiser of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Western Pennsylvania Chapter. The award recognizes a development professional with at least 10 years of experience.
Quote: “This honor really belongs to the development department, a group of truly talented and dedicated people. In fact, it is the supportive teamwork throughout the organization that makes the food bank so strong and vital and such a great place to work.”