Barbara Charbonnet, Senior Director for Development, is responsible for Climate Central’s giving programs with professional and family foundations as well as with individuals. Prior to joining Climate Central in 2013, she was Director for Development at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and an Associate Director at Columbia’s Earth Institute, where she supported the completion of the Earth Institute's $200 million campaign goal. She has been engaged in fundraising and advocacy for sustainable development organizations for more than 20 years. She earned her B.A. in French from Middlebury College.