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Toasting 18 Years of Dedicated Service

After 18 years of dedicated service to Food Bank of the Rockies, Barbara Arko, Vice President of
Development, has retired. Barbara came to FBR after a long career in Development for the Arts – her other love. She was responsible for overseeing all fundraising activities, board member recruitment and annual, capital and endowment campaigns. She also served as FBR’s interim CEO in 2002. Barbara wore many hats for the organization and did a remarkable job in each position she held.
Staff and supporters of Food Bank of the Rockies will be forever grateful for the compassion and commitment Barbara has demonstrated in helping those in need. We have grown from distributing just over 8 million pounds when Barbara joined the organization to over 25 million this past year. Barbara played a large role in the growth experienced by this organization.

In early January, peers, partners and family gathered together to send Barbara off in style at a retirement party honoring her dedication. The pinnacle of the evening occurred when Board Chair, Richard Treich, unveiled the new name of the Development wing of FBR’s office: The “Barbara Arko Development Center.” Here’s to you Barbara! You will be missed!

This plaque hangs inside the Development Offices at FBR.

Barbara’s husband and daughters joined us in celebrating her retirement.

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