As the Director of Advancement, Kate is responsible for the Advancement Team and the goals of raising funds and awareness for the magic that happens at Child’s Voice! This outreach happens through grantwriting, corporate/foundation support, special events, annual appeals for financial support, presentations about Child’s Voice to civic groups, organizations, and associations.

Kate attended Purdue University and holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation. She has also completed the Civic Leadership Academy through Northern Illinois University with special endorsements in both Nonprofits and Community Development. In 2018, Kate was awarded the Under 40 Leadership Award for Nonprofits by the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to her work at Child’s Voice, Kate is involved in many professional organizations including the Association of Fundraising Professionals Chicago Chapter (Education Council), West Suburban Philanthropic Network (President, Communications, and Programs Committees), the DuPage Foundation Next Generation Initiative (Steering Committee), and the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and (co-chair of the Young Business Leaders Group and NonProfit Committee). Kate also volunteers at her local school, church, and library.