Kat is a nonprofit executive and fundraising professional who has inspired nearly $12 million in charitable giving over 10 years. As an avid arts and STEAM advocate, she feels a strong connection to the principles of social entrepreneurship, particularly centered around arts-integrated racial and economic justice.
As Founder and CEO of Arts Business Collaborative, a nonprofit technical assistance organization dedicated to improving quality of life for people of color through the arts and STEAM, Kat and a team of 15 consultants of color provide a combination of technical assistance, entrepreneurship support, research, community organizing, and fiscal sponsorship to address barriers facing communities and artists of color. Kat has worked with Tribeca Film Institute, New York Hall of Science, the JCC in Manhattan, New York Council on Nonprofits, Red Hook Initiative, the Ron Brown Scholar Fund, Contemporary&, TRANSART, and several other community-based organizations.
Kat serves on the Company Stephanie Batten Bland (Company SBB) and Ron Brown Scholars Program (RBS) Advisory Boards, and served as a Director and Secretary of the Board at the Bloomingdale School of Music from 2016-2019. Kat is a graduate of Wellesley College with a dual Bachelors in Media Arts and Sciences and Printmaking and earned a Masters in Nonprofit Management with a concentration in Online Community Organizing at Northeastern University.