Kate has a background in fundraising, constituent relations, and nonprofit management, and is currently the inaugural Director of Development at the Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast. She was most recently the Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, where she strengthened relationships with key donors and friends, meaningfully increased engagement with alumni, grew Heller’s annual fundraising program and built strategic partnerships across the university.
Prior to joining Heller, she held chief advancement officer posts at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and at the Two Ten Footwear Foundation in Waltham. Her career has spanned the nonprofit, consulting and higher-education sectors, including volunteer and staff positions at Tufts University. Kate served as the President of the Tufts University Alumni Association from 2014 – 2016.
Kate was elected to a five-year term as Alumni Trustee by the Alumni Association in April 2017 and re-elected by the Alumni Council to a second five-year term in 2022. She began her current term on the Board of Trustees on November 5, 2022.