Brian H. Abernathy has more than 15 years of fundraising experience ranging from event focused funding to securing seven-figure gifts and multi-year commitments.
Prior to joining FCD, Abernathy led in launching local chapters for international organizations, directed the operational aspects of launching a new non-profit, and developed cross-sector partnerships to identify innovative and collaborative solutions for community development.
These various roles have provided Abernathy with valuable first-hand experience in strategic planning, program and project management, operations and financial management, community development, and – of course – fundraising.
Abernathy holds a BA in Business Management with an emphasis on Marketing from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, TN, and has completed graduate level coursework at both Moody Bible Institute and Reformed Theological Seminary.
A Metro-Atlanta native, Brian and his wife, Starla, now reside in Buford, Georgia with their daughters, Nora and Lucy. Brian is a member of Leadership Georgia’s Class of 2019, and serves as an Elder at Emmaus Church.