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Board of Directors

Brigitte Roufail Peck

Brigitte Roufail Peck is a founding partner and current owner of Capstone Advancement Partners, a fundraising consulting firm based in Atlanta, GA. Over her 30-year career as a professional fundraiser, Brigitte has worked with social and human service agencies, independent schools, colleges and universities, religious institutions, arts and culture organizations, and continued care retirement communities.  She approaches each client differently, leveraging the institution's strengths to develop programs that are donor-focused and data-driven. She is a true believer in philanthropy’s ability to transform the world.

Active in her community, Brigitte serves on the Board of Ferst Readers, where she chairs the Development Committee, and L.E.A.D.  She is the Chair of the North Atlanta High School Governance Team. Brigitte has served on the MDA ALS Night of Hope Gala Committee for 13 years, co-chairing the event in 2009. 

A graduate of Davidson College, Brigitte received her certificate in nonfiction creative writing through Emory University's Continuing Education Program.  She is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2019. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, two children, and one very spoiled dog.

“My daughter has no idea that every time she unwraps a book, she is unwrapping a piece of me. I choose those gifts carefully, balancing my own love for the story with how I will feel if she doesn’t like it. I could not understand why she abandoned From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and took it as a personal achievement when she declared To Kill a Mockingbird one of the best books ever. My lifelong love of reading has taken on an added dimension as I have shared all my favorite books with her, and she has done the same. Ferst Readers is doing so much more than just sending books to children. It is helping those children discover, and share, a love of reading with their parents. The stories they are reading together will become a part of them, just like the pigeon, of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus fame, has become a part of me and my children. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Ferst Readers to give the gift of early literacy, and a love of reading, to families across Georgia. ”


  • President/CEO
    Davida Morgan Washington 

  • Director of Accounting and Operations
    Amy Zygler 

  • Enrollment Coordinator/Office Manager
     Leslie Vestal 

  • Program Coordinator
    Susan Vaughn 

  • Regional Program Coordinator
    Debbie Ross 

  • Regional Program Coordinator/Content Manager
    Michelle Maddox 

  • Grant Coordinator
    Kelly Freyer 

  • Project Coordinator
    Emily Pettigrew 

  • Administrative Assistant Publications
    Olivia Ramfos 

  • Database Management
    Glenda Cofer 

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