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Women’s Philanthropy: She is a member of the Advisory Council for the Women’s Philanthropy Institute of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Her women’s philanthropy expertise results from her work across twenty years with the President’s Council of Cornell Women, American Red Cross’ Tiffany Circle, and leading the strategies for Duke, Drexel, University of San Francisco, William & Mary, McGill University and National Geographic to more deeply engage with women. Recently she spent a full day training William & Mary’s entire advancement team on practical changes that will facilitate deeper connections with women donors/prospects. She is also a regular speaker and facilitator for CASE conferences on women’s philanthropy, as well as a speaker for Chronicle of Philanthropy webinars on this topic.
More than work has shaped Kathleen’s experiences! Growing up in a big Catholic family, she learned to effectively manage up, down and out. Her humanitarian focus came from living abroad in Bolivia and Italy, as well as extensive travels in Africa, Europe and Central/South America, where she continues to be inspired by human dignity in the face of extreme poverty. Her self-awareness and compassion for others was shaped by deep work with the Hoffman Institute and the Strozzi Institute: this is a constantly unfolding path of growth and practice. Finally, the curiosity in her is kept alive by spending time with the babies & toddlers as well as stimulating and committed Gen Z’s and Gen Y’s in her big blended family.