Natalie Carlisle

EVP & Chief Development Officer


Natalie Carlisle is Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Food For The Poor. Natalie leads the Major Gifts, Donor Relations, Foundations, Planned Giving, Business Development and Special Events departments.

Natalie joined the organization in January 2010 to establish the Major Giving Department. As the Vice President of Major Giving she developed the strategy, plans, and staff necessary to build and strengthen partner relationships nationally.

Much of Natalie’s 25-year nonprofit fundraising career has been focused on Major Gift development, Capital Campaigns, Planned Giving, Special Events, and nonprofit program development. She has held executive leadership positions and consulted with state, national, and international organizations.

With a heart for the poor and underserved, Natalie is committed to connecting those who have been blessed materially with opportunities to invest in the lives of others in a way that provides impactful outcomes for both.

Natalie holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation and a certificate in Planned Giving from the Planned Giving Institute at the College of William and Mary. She attended Auburn University and the University of North Alabama earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

She is married to Joey, has one daughter, and is an active supporter of several nonprofits in their home state of Mississippi.