Second Harvest Names New Development Director

Gayle Stowers

Gayle Stowers

Second Harvest Community Food Bank has named Gayle Stowers as the organization’s new director of development.

In a news release, the food bank said Stowers will be responsible for lining up supporters to contribute time, talent and treasure.

“I’m very excited to be part of the Second Harvest team and help provide resources to serve the 15,000 people a week that visit Second Harvest and our Partner Agency network,” Stowers said.


After attending Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., Stowers received a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College in St. Louis. She was in private practice for 16 years in the Omaha area. In Dumas, Texas, Stowers was employed as the marketing and community relations director for the Moore County Hospital District, where she trained as a fundraising professional to become the executive director of the foundation.

Stowers, and her husband Randy, have three grown children. Their daughter, Abby and her husband, Jeffrey live in Austin with two daughters, Harper, age three and Kendall, age one. Their oldest son, Ryan, lives in Belvidere, Ill. and the youngest son, Devin is graduating in December from Bridgeport College of Chiropractic in Bridgeport. Conn. Stowers has a spoiled hunting black Labrador named Tess and a cat named Claire.