Kate Kaplan is the Director of Development and Alumni Relations for the Heller School at Brandeis University and the former Chief Advancement Officer of Two Ten Footwear Foundation. Her previous work experience includes: Marketing and Development Director, Jericho Road Project; Nonprofit management and board development consultant, Kaplan Associates and Fortunato Consulting Group; Director of Program Development and Department Administrator, Urban and Environmental Policy, Lincoln Filene Center and the Graduate School, Tufts University.
Kate’s volunteer activities for Tufts University include: President, Tufts University Alumni Association (TUAA) 2014–2016; Executive Committee, Tufts Alumni Council, 2006–2018; co-chair, Ad Hoc Alumni Council Campaign Committee, 2016–present; Alumni Representative to Advancement Committee of Board of Trustees, 2009–present; Alumni Representative to the A&S Board of Advisors, 2014–2016; Parents Leadership Council, 2016–present; co-chair, Tufts Talks Boston, 2015 and 2017; member, Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee for 2010–2014 TUAA Strategic Plan; chair, Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee for 2014–2018 TUAA Strategic Plan; chair, 2013 Alumni Leadership Summit Planning Committee; member, 2015 Leadership Summit Planning Committee and host committee; member, TUAA Development Committee, 2006–2011; member, TUAA Citizenship and Public Service Committee, 2005–2008; member, Graduate School Advisory Board 2002–2004; member, Tufts Alumni Council, 2000–present
Her other volunteer activities include: Co-leader, Girl Scout Troop 72691, 2005–2018; member, Advisory Board, Robbins House, 2013–present; president, The Concord Scout House, 2002–2008; grant reviewer, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 2010 and 2011; class agent, Oberlin College, 2004–2006; chair, Volunteer Allocations Committee, United Way of Massachusetts Bay, 2000–2005
Kate received an M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University in 1995, and a B.A. in Sociology-Anthropology from Oberlin College in 1986. She and her family reside in Concord, Massachusetts. Her daughters, Sophia and Elise, are in the classes of 2020 and 2022, respectively.
Kate was elected to a five-year term as Alumni Trustee by the Alumni Association in April 2017. She began her term on the Board of Trustees on November 4, 2017.