On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Pamela (“Pam”) Barbey is a philanthropist with a professional background in fundraising. She is a Trustee of the Edwin Barbey Charitable Trust. As a member of the Board of Directors of United Way of Berks County, she recently chaired a $10M fundraising campaign. Her active role in fundraising for United Way is grounded in her professional background: she was the Finance Director for Arizona Senator Jon Kyl, and State Director of his Arizona office. Prior to that, she was Director of Development at Arizona State University College of Business. Ms. Barbey holds an MBA from Arizona State University. Her husband, Peter Barbey, is the owner of the Village Voice. They also own the Reading Eagle Newspaper and R.E.P. Commercial Printing in PA. The Barbey family owns shares (nearly 20%) of VF Corporation (started by Peter’s grandfather), one of the world’s largest apparel firms, with $12 billion in revenues and brands such as Lee, Wrangler and North Face. They divide their time between NYC and their farm in Reading, PA.