Barbara Perkins

Senior Associate

Barbara Perkins has over two decades of experience in fundraising and communications in higher education, healthcare, fine arts and faith-based organizations. Her most recent work has been with Women Aware (New Brunswick) and Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County.

Barbara has provided leadership for numerous comprehensive campaigns — planning, major gifts, donor relations, volunteer and database management, cases for support — raising millions for endowed funds, capital projects and unrestricted support.

During her tenure at Drew University, Barbara built a record-setting annual giving program, remade the Drew Theological School website and created a development communications program. She earned recognition for this work from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education: Gold Award for Leadership in Educational Fundraising; Silver Award for Student Recruitment Websites; presenter at CASE District II & III conference on “Managing Development Communications: Lessons Learned.”

Barbara earned a MBA in Integrated Marketing certificate from Rutgers Executive Education. She also received a M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and a B.A. in Art History and Archeology from Binghamton University. Her first career was in museums, including curatorial positions at the Brooklyn Museum and the Newark Museum.

She is a volunteer at Ross Farms Garden, Basking Ridge, Cross Estate Gardens, Bernardsville, and the Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge, NJ, and has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2003.