ERIN BAIRD, Director of Grants

Erin joined Allegany Franciscan Ministries in January 2000. She oversees the grant programs for the organization and manages the grantmaking system and procedures. Additionally, Erin serves as program officer for the Allegany Community Out Reach (ACOR), All-Region Fund and Capacity Building grant programs. She also maintains the web site, manages the organization survey strategy, leads grant-related technology projects, and supervises the Community Investment Specialist and Public Health Program Specialist.

Erin holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in Foreign Service and a master’s degree in Agricultural Development from Texas A&M University. She also has a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Tampa and a Certificate in Franciscan Studies from St. Francis University. Erin also serves on Foundant Technologies Client Advisory Board.

She enjoys traveling, volunteering with Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and spending time with her family. She lives in Tampa with her husband and two daughters.

Peace begins with a smile. - Mother Teresa