After an extensive search process, the Board of Directors of the Food Bank of Delaware is pleased to announce that Cathy Kanefsky has been named the organization’s next President and CEO. Kanefsky’s first day with the organization will be May 3.
Kanefsky is an experienced nonprofit executive with a passion for helping others, especially her fellow Delawareans. Cathy brings to the role nearly 30 years of experience in the nonprofit space: she has served as the Chief Development Officer at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children; Vice President, Chapter Development at Autism Speaks, Inc.; National Director of Family Team Development for the March of Dimes Foundation; and Executive Director for the March of Dimes in Delaware.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Bank of Delaware has experienced significant increases in demand for services. Over the past year, the organization has distributed more than 18 million pounds of food to Delawareans in need.
“I am honored to have been selected to serve as the next President and CEO of the Food Bank of Delaware,” said Kanefsky. “I have spent my entire career serving mission-focused organizations that provide hope. The mission of the Food Bank grabs my heart. This past year has brought uncertainty to many Delawareans, perhaps for the first time. I am beyond impressed by the way the Food Bank of Delaware has responded in a time of heightened crisis. I am excited to leverage my experience as a leader to maximize the strengths of the Food Bank of Delaware. The idea of a community free of hunger is powerful. I am energized to know I can play a part in making that vision a reality.”
“The Board of Directors is grateful to NPAG for their assistance in helping us find the organization’s next leader. We had a tremendous response,” said Board Chairman Andy Larmore. “Cathy’s energy and passion for helping others and empowering and developing employee teams made her a standout for the role of President and CEO. The Board of Directors looks forward to working with Cathy as we start this new chapter.”