We’re excited to announce that Chris Baiocchi has joined the Project Access team as our new Chief Development Officer. Prior to his appointment with us, Chris most recently worked for Orange County Great Park (in Irvine, California) as their Development Officer which led him to Habitat for Humanity of Orange County where he started as their Director of Development and was promoted to Senior Vice President.

“Chris is an ideal strategic addition to the Project Access team as we work towards greater stewardship of our donor relationships and increasing our national imprint,” said Kristin Byrnes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Project Access Resource Centers, in announcing Chris’ appointment. “We look forward to his leadership and partnership in advancing our organization’s efforts to obtain additional financial support including planned, annual, and deferred, giving.”

With over twenty years of experience in non-profit services, Chris’ work experience with non-profits includes St. Joseph Hospital Foundation (Development Manager, Annual Giving) and Chapman University (Associate Director, Annual Giving). He holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University and a Bachelor’s Degree in English/Journalism from Chapman University. 

Additionally, Chris is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) and has completed the USC Nonprofit Resilient Leaders and Capacity Building Program. He is presently on the board for the Arts and Learning Conservatory in Costa Mesa, California, and holds various leadership positions with the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Orange County, California.

“The forward-thinking and innovative approaches to affordable housing presented by Project Access are more relevant than ever before,” Chris said upon his appointment. “I’m eager to help lead the organization to new levels of funding to address the urgent needs of communities, not only here in Southern California but also at Project Access sites throughout the country.”

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