As vice president of the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Foundation and Orlando Health Foundation, Blake Bard is responsible for leading the philanthropic and fundraising arm of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and also serves on the Orlando Health Foundation leadership team.

With a career spanning nearly 20 years in the nonprofit sector, Blake is an experienced fundraiser who has led development efforts for multiple multimillion-dollar capital projects. Most recently, he was executive director of development with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Blake has served as a member of a national advisory committee for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Salt Lake City. He has presented and volunteered for the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

He earned a bachelor’s in mass communications from Missouri Southern State University and a master’s in education from Missouri State University. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and received  the AHP’s Top 40 Under 40 Award in 2019.