Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families is growing our Northwest Arkansas office to help build our organization’s capacity to provide a strong voice on behalf of all children. Today, Missy Darwin Kincaid joins the AACF staff as our first Northwest Arkansas Director of Development.
Missy has an extensive background in successful nonprofit fundraising in the region. She was most recently Vice President of Development at Walton Arts Center, where she worked for 18 years. She led a $23 million capital campaign, and her team was responsible for raising $7 million annually from individuals, corporations and foundations.
Before joining the Walton Arts Center, Missy served in Washington, D.C., for 13 years in outreach and administration positions as part of the Clinton administration, for Senator David Pryor, and in the nonprofit sector. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.
“Missy’s understanding and appreciation for public policy and its impact on children and families will be a great asset as she strengthens fundraising for our organization,” said Rich Huddleston, AACF’s Executive Director.
Missy will work in AACF’s Springdale office along with Laura Kellams, the Northwest Arkansas Director, and Christine Hartman, who works part-time as the regional Office Coordinator. She’s coming on board just in time to join us at our annual Northwest Arkansas Soup Sunday event, this Sunday at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. More information and tickets to the event are available here.
Missy lives in Fayetteville with her husband, Bill Kincaid. They have a son, Emory, and a daughter, Sydney.