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Passionate about Fundraising

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Hi, I'm Kathryn!

I am a passionate fundraiser, community builder, and storyteller and have spent the past decade focused on building confidence and expertise in fundraising. I have had the privilege of working for a small College, large research University, and now an Independent Day School. I believe that diversity of experience makes me stronger as a professional.
I currently work in New York City as the Director of Major Gifts & Strategic Engagement at The Chapin School. Chapin is an independent k-12, day school. I am also the founder and host of The Development Debrief LLC. The Debrief podcast has been featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy and I have been an invited guest speaker for the Association of Fundraising Professionals-NYC, Women in Development, CASE programs and more.

Before Chapin, I worked in major gifts at Columbia University as a regional officer raising six and seven figure gifts. While working there, I earned a masters in Strategic Communications from Columbia. I launched my career at my undergraduate alma mater, Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut where I worked in the annual fund with the leadership giving society.

I volunteer at Trinity as a member of its Board of Fellows and as the Engagement Chair for the Women’s Leadership Council Executive Committee. Additionally, I am the Vice President on the Associate Board of Directors for the nationally-acclaimed Jericho Project which is ending homelessness by enabling homeless individuals to attain housing, employment & mental & physical health services. I live on New York City’s Upper West Side and love running in Central Park.

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