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Connor Kirkfarmer

Director of Development
he/him or they/them
Start Date: March 2024

Connor serves donors and investors in making meaningful, transformative investments in Book Harvest through strategic fundraising and storytelling.

As a nonprofit professional dedicated to supporting young people and their families to excel, Connor launched his career at Student U empowering first-generation college students in Durham Public Schools as an educator and fundraiser. He led revenue growth over the course of his tenure, growing into senior leadership as the Development Director. Connor graduated as an Honors Laureate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a dual degree in English and Nonprofit Leadership and Management. He is also a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

Connor regularly volunteers with Southern High School and Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership. He is a member of the Downtown Durham Rotary Club. His family founded and leads a nonprofit farm that serves people with disabilities called Shining Hope Farms in the Charlotte area. His favorite book as a kid was “The Mysterious Benedict Society.”

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