Candace Winkler is the Chief Development and Strategy Officer at ZERO TO THREE.
As the Chief Development and Strategy Officer, Candace Winkler provides strategic vision and collaborative leadership to plan and execute ZERO TO THREE’s fund development program, meet philanthropic and public revenue goals, and create sustainable and reliable development income that supports the entire organization.
Together with her team, she is responsible for securing the financial resources necessary to implement the organization’s mission, including government, foundation, and individual revenue, as well as corporate partnerships.
Candace is a passionate and innovative leader who has spent over 25 years advocating on behalf of women and young children. She began her career working for, and then leading, Alaska’s Child Care Resource and Referral network, where she spearheaded a major reorganization of three nonprofits into one statewide network. Candace previously held President and CEO positions with the Alaska Community Foundation, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, and she has served as a consultant to other nonprofits. Before joining ZERO TO THREE, she was President and CEO of the Berkshire United Way in Massachusetts.
Candace holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University, and she received her Master of Public Administration and Master of Social Work degrees from Columbia University.