Bread’s managing director to be honored for exceptional leadership

Alice Walker Duff at the 2014 Bread for the World National Gathering and Lobby Day. Photo by Bread for the World.

By Bread Staff

Alice Walker Duff, managing director of Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute, will be honored Saturday during a legacy gala hosted by Crystal Stairs, Inc. in Los Angeles, Calif.

Walker Duff co-founded Crystal Stairs in 1980 and became its first president. Crystal Stairs is honoring Walker Duff for her exceptional leadership, according to the organization.

The organization is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Crystal Stairs aims to improve the lives of families in Southern California through child care services, research, and advocacy. The nonprofit helps families find licensed child care, and for those who qualify, pay for the child care.

Walker Duff began working for Bread in 2012.

“Bread for the World has grown considerably ever since we hired Alice,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “Her planning, evaluation, management, and other skills have been critical to our successes as we work to end hunger by 2030.”

In her capacity as managing director, Walker Duff oversees the daily operations of Bread and the Institute and assists the president in directing their overall strategies. During her tenure, she has helped to manage numerous initiatives of the organization, including strategic planning, organizational development and growth, and the successful Bread Rising campaign, which raised more than $75 million and increased members’ involvement in Bread.

In addition, she has expanded Bread’s issues portfolio to include advocacy around mass incarceration and immigration, as well as its work in the 2016 presidential elections.

Before coming to Bread, Walker Duff served as program executive for children and youth at The Atlantic Philanthropies in New York.

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