Kate is a result’s oriented entrepreneurial fundraiser with 28 years of experience. Proven at exceeding fundraising goals she has administered effective policies and created positive work environments wherever her career has taken her. Kate’s start in fundraising was at The Children’s Storefront School in Harlem, N.Y. The Storefront was a unique pre-k– 8th grade private school for 150 students in the heart of New York City’s East Harlem. All funds were raised from private donors annually and it was here that Kate learned every aspect of fundraising from some of the best in the business. Her journey continued at Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation in mid-town where she helped to manage a Broadway Tickets service bridging her lifelong knowledge and expertise on all things Broadway with her love of sales and fundraising. Kate and her family moved to Houston where she was the Development Manager for Camp For All in Burton TX, an incredible barrier free facility that serves chronically ill and disabled children and adults year round. After Camp For All, Kate returned to her roots in the arts working as the Director of Development at Houston Arts Alliance, the city’s arts council, helping her to formally fall in love with this artsy, funky, quirky and diverse city that she and her family now consider home. Currently Kate is the Director of Development at Teen and Family Services and feels as if her career has come full circle from her early days of learning all aspects of fundraising in Harlem. The work that TAFS is doing to heal the students and families from substance abuse and other harmful behaviors in the urban core are very dear to her heart, and she feels blessed every day to be able to help TAFS grow their scope of services year over year. When Kate is not working, she loves to sing, cook, read, garden and spend time with her husband Judah, and her joyful daughter Abby.
Teen and Family Services is a community of families growing and healing from the effects of teen mental health crisis, substance use and other high-risk behaviors.