FPD is honored to announce Mrs. Kathy Tolbert has been selected as FPD’s new Director of Advancement. Mrs. Tolbert is a familiar face in Viking Nation. She and her husband, Adam, have a daughter, Mabry, who is a member of the FPD class of 2024. Now, she is looking forward to joining TEAM FPD in June.


Mrs. Tolbert’s career began as a Certified Child Life Specialist at the Children’s Hospital where she served for thirteen years before moving to the Navicent Health Foundation in 2010. She worked in their Development Office and was later promoted to Senior Development Officer and finally Vice President of Development in January 2020. During her career at Navicent, she helped secure gifts for numerous projects including the Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital.


“FPD has been such a blessing to us over the past five years as we have watched our daughter, Mabry, grow in her self-confidence, her education, but more importantly, in her spiritual walk,” Mrs. Tolbert noted. “We treasure relationships that we have made at FPD. The opportunities afforded to the students at FPD are just incredible, and I could not be more excited to become a part of this team. I look forward to the opportunity to share with the community all the great things that are happening at FPD and to see how they may invest in such a worthwhile organization!”


Dr. Patterson commented that Mrs. Tolbert was the top selection for the role, and he is honored to have her on TEAM FPD. “Kathy came highly recommended by many people in the Macon community. She has a keen understanding of development and a passion for the mission of FPD. We feel as blessed to have her at FPD as she feels to be here.”