Pensacola, FL – Aaron West has joined the Covenant Care family as Vice President of the Covenant Care Foundation; he will provide leadership and strategic direction for all Covenant Care development activities and philanthropic giving programs. Prior to joining Covenant, West served as Executive Director of the Pensacola State College Foundation.
Aaron has more than 16 years of fundraising and development experience in a career that has spanned the education, aviation and non-profit industries. During this time, he has raised major gifts and successfully completed campaigns with education, social service, arts and cultural organizations. After an early career as an aide to a United State Senator, West transitioned into the development profession.
During his career, he has led fundraising efforts for projects on national, state and local levels with organizations of various size and scope. He has worked with such nonprofit organizations as United Way, St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale Florida, The National Flight Academy, and the National Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, where he served as Vice President.
West is former chair of the Florida Council for Resource Development and an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He has provided practical advice on fundraising, board development, and image management to non-profits and candidates for political office. West has a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University, and received his Master of Public Administration from the University of West Florida. He lives in Pensacola FL with his wife and two children.