Barbara Price Monahan

Associate Executive Secretary for Development

Barbara Monahan

Barbara Price Monahan leads FCNL’s efforts to raise annual, capital and planned gifts that support FCNL’s advocacy, education and outreach. Barbara and her staff are responsible for raising over $5.7 million per year in general operating support from individuals, foundations and organizations, including Quaker meetings and churches.

On June 30, 2017, FCNL concluded a successful 5-year capital campaign, “The World We Seek: Now Is the Time” that raised $17.5 million in capital, endowment and program funds to facilitate expansion of FCNL’s lobbying, build program capacity, grow FCNL’s network of activists and provide long-term financial sustainability.

Barbara came to FCNL in 2012. Prior to that, she was the director of development at Hopkins School in New Haven, CT, where she directed the school's fundraising efforts, alumni/ae and parent programs and events, as well as digital and print communication. She successfully led the development program during the school's 8-year capital campaign, which raised more than $37 million in capital and endowment, as well as a parallel initiative that resulted in $8.2 million in new bequest intentions for the school. Barbara has worked in academic fundraising for the past 20 years, working with independent schools (Hopkins School and Fairfield Country Day School), and colleges/ universities (Indiana University School of Music and Yale School of Medicine).

Barbara started her career in the nonprofit world as an arts administrator, including positions with Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation, Roundabout Theater Company and Williamstown Theater Festival. A lifelong Quaker who was raised in Indiana, she holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from Earlham College. Barbara is a member of New Haven (CT) Friends Meeting and attends Friends Meeting of Washington, where she is on the Mary Jane Simpson Scholarship Committee. She is a member of the Corporation of Haverford College and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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Support FCNL Give from Your IRA 

Good news! Congress has made permanent the IRA Charitable Rollover originally enacted in 2006. This means that if you are 70 1/2 years or older, you can make a gift to FCNL Education Fund directly from your IRA and it won’t count towards your taxable income for the year.

Background Financials and Annual Reports 

FCNL and the FCNL Education Fund continue to benefit from the generosity of our supporters, directly through Annual Fund giving and indirectly through the gifts for operations from the capital campaign. See audited financials, 990 forms, annual reports, conflict of interest policies, and legal information.