With more than 11 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, Nikisha J. Baker joined SAMMinistries in September of 2015. As Chief Development Officer, Nikisha is responsible for the planning and implementation of SAMMinistries’ fundraising strategy.
Prior to joining SAMMinistries, Nikisha worked as the Director of Advancement for The Winston School San Antonio. Her focus in that role was on cultivating parents, alums, local and national foundations, and other Winston supporters in raising funds for scholarships, programs, and capital improvements based on the school’s funding priorities. While at Winston, Nikisha worked with the Headmaster and Board of Directors to launch the quiet phase of a $15 million capital campaign.
She has also served in development roles for a number of other nonprofits including St. Mary’s University, TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County, and Florida’s Blood Centers.
Nikisha strongly believes in service to the community, currently serving in San Antonio on the Friends of the Ronald McDonald House Board, and previously as the Vice President of the Central Florida Urban League Young Professionals and as a member of Central Florida’s Urban Design Commission.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of Central Florida.