Katie is responsible for the sales, marketing and policy that power DonorsChoose's crowdfunding marketplace. During her tenure, the org has raised $1.4B in donations from 5M donors to bring 2M classroom projects to life. Teachers at more than 85% of America's public schools have posted projects on the site. Fast Company named DonorsChoose one of the “50 Most Innovative Companies in the World”.
Prior to joining DonorsChoose.org, Katie launched a customer acquisition business at Red Ventures, a company ranked on the Inc. 500 list as one of the nation’s top 20 fastest growing companies. She also conducted market research and political polling for corporate and media clients.
Katie earned her M.B.A. from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, where the faculty awarded her the Hyde Fellowship for her contributions to the school. She was named to Direct Marketing News’ “Marketing Hall of Femme”. She is an alumni of Leadership Charlotte and was named to Charlotte Business Journal's "40 Under 40".Member Directory