Frontier Nursing University announced Bobbi Silver as its new Chief Advancement Officer. Silver, who began her role on March 28, 2022, brings to Frontier nearly 20 years of experience in fundraising and marketing. Most recently, she served as the Director of Development at the Diocese of Lexington. Prior to that, she was the Vice President of Philanthropy at the YMCA of Central Kentucky and worked in fundraising roles at the University of Kentucky.
“We are so excited to welcome her and her family to the Frontier community,” said FNU President Dr. Susan Stone, CNM, DNSc, FAAN, FACNM. “We know she will help us continue to grow and successfully fulfill our mission.”
Silver earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. She has extensive experience in higher education and nonprofit organizations. She was the Development Officer for the Robinson Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky before moving on to Transylvania University where she was the Director of Major Gifts. She returned to the University of Kentucky as the Assistant Director of Development and Advancement for the Gatton College of Business & Economics. She then served as the Director of Development and Major Gifts for the University of Kentucky’s College of Pharmacy before accepting the position at the YMCA.
“Frontier Nursing University has an exemplary reputation in healthcare and I am excited to use my skills to highlight the many and wonderful ways that Frontier is transforming communities,” Silver said. “We are uniquely positioned, as we have been for almost 100 years, to educate and train nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners. I was drawn to Frontier because of its proud history of addressing rural healthcare inequities and our commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion in the healthcare system. It is my honor to work with such wonderful faculty, staff, and students, who have been incredibly welcoming and kind in my time here so far.”
Along with her years of experience, Silver also brings an outstanding record of success in development, alumni relations, external affairs, grants management, and marketing.