Kate Kennedy, MBA, CFRE began as the Chief Development Officer of the League of Women Voters of the United States in January of 2017. Kate brings more than 14 years of experience as a nonprofit executive in fundraising, community organizing, volunteer development, and membership recruitment. Prior to joining the League, she served as the Director of Development for the Washington School for Girls, a tuition-free private school serving girls from Anacostia, DC. Previously she served as Major Gifts Officer at Women for Women International. Kate also spent eight years at The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital where she worked in membership, annual giving, major gifts and was on the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting team.
Kate is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE) and holds an MBA from Georgetown University. Her bachelor's degree is in English and Women’s Studies from Keene State College in NH. She serves on the College Park Community Foundation’s board and as vice-chair for her town’s Advisory Planning Commission. She lives with her husband Bill and their rescue pitbull Seneca.