Heather Barberi is the Executive Director of the Grunin Foundation. With a background in fundraising, marketing, strategic development, and management, Heather uses her experience to lead innovative projects and partnerships that bring meaningful, transformative change to the community.

For over 20 years, Heather has served both the for profit and non-profit industries. She has always had a passion for making a difference, and began her career fundraising for a national non-profit organization. Heather then made the transition into the for-profit arena, working in both the technology and financial services industries. As Vice President of Field Marketing at TD Bank, Heather spent nearly seven years managing local marketing initiatives in the NJ, PA, DE, and Washington, D.C. areas. She engaged and negotiated with non-profits and business organizations on sponsorships, events, tradeshows, advertising, and marketing promotions. Most recently, Heather was the Executive Director of the Ocean County College Foundation, where she was tasked to execute the strategic fundraising plan and overall operations of the organization.

Heather is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Ocean County, NJ.

Heather’s community involvement includes:

  • Board Member of Ocean County YMCA;
  • Board Member of ArtPride New Jersey;
  • Board Member of Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania;
  • Board Member of Ocean Partnership for Children, Inc.;
  • Board Member of MODC; and
  • Grants Committee Member of the New Jersey Arts & Culture Renewal Fund.