Barb Farho joined The Salvation Army ( Western Division as Director of Philanthropy in March 2023. In her role, she is responsible for leading the metro-Omaha major giving fundraising program—as well as disaster-relief fundraising when needed.

Farho brings more than 30 years of management, fundraising, community service and public relations experience to her role at The Salvation Army.

She has worked in the corporate, nonprofit and government sectors, including serving three City of Omaha mayoral administrations as director of community relations and youth development. In that position, she facilitated projects and fostered partnerships with government and community that focused on positive youth development and student success. Her responsibilities included writing and administering grants to support youth initiatives, family stability, violence prevention and workforce development.

Farho earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism/public relations from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She is a graduate of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands’ Nonprofit Executive Institute, Class 14.

Personally and professionally, one of Farho’s highest priorities is helping ensure that youth and families are connected to basic needs resources and opportunities that help them to succeed. She is passionate about fundraising to support these vital services.

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