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Media Room June 14, 2021

FARE Names Brandon Stokes as Vice President of Revenue Strategy & Corporate Giving

Development Executive and Former Restaurant Owner to Lead FARE’s Corporate Philanthropy Efforts

McLean, Va. (June 14, 2021) – Today, FARE, the world’s leading non-governmental organization engaged in food allergy advocacy and the largest private funder of food allergy research, announced the hiring of Brandon Stokes as Vice President of Revenue Strategy & Corporate Giving.

“I am proud to welcome Brandon Stokes to the FARE team,” said Lisa Gable, Chief Executive Officer of FARE. “His world-class development experience coupled with being the owner of a restaurant that pro-actively labeled known allergens demonstrates a unique skill-set and awareness that will energize our current and future partners.”

Most recently, Brandon was the Senior Director of Global Foundation Engagement and Development for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where he was responsible for strategic development and managing 60 global partners stretched across 30 countries while leading a team of 20 for the country’s largest healthcare related charity. Previously, he was the Global Director of Corporate Relations and Strategic Partnerships for the United Way Worldwide where he supported and help manage a portfolio of 95 global corporate partnerships, which helped generate one billion in managed revenue. Brandon directly secured multiple new corporate partners that created millions in new revenue for the largest non-profit in the world. 

In addition to his professional duties, Brandon is formerly the co-owner of Clean Eatz DC/BFresh Foods, a fast casual restaurant that labeled allergens and provided healthy meal options for various lifestyles including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free. Clean Eatz DC/BFresh foods partnered with local professional and collegiate teams including the Washington Wizards, DC United, University of Maryland Athletics, and Georgetown University Athletics.

“I am looking forward to creating future partnerships and raising funds to support research, treatments and therapies for the 85 million Americans who are affected by food allergies and intolerances, including the 32 million who have a life-threatening condition,” said Stokes. “As a former restaurant owner, I understand the challenges that the food allergy community faces on a daily basis, and I am excited to work on their behalf and create a better and healthier future.”

Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Performance and Wellness and a Master of Business Administration degree. Brandon was an All-American Track & Field athlete in the 110-meter-high hurdles and a finalist in the 2004 Jr. Olympics. Originally from Charlotte, N.C., Brandon currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area.

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FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) is the nation’s leading non-profit engaged in food allergy advocacy as well as the largest private funder of food allergy research. FARE’s innovative education, advocacy and research initiatives transform the future of food allergy through new and improved treatments and prevention strategies, effective policies and legislation, and novel approaches to managing the disease. To learn more, visit: foodallergy.org.

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