Originally hailing from Fremont, Ohio, Kate Kauffman came to Atlanta to attend Agnes Scott College, from which she graduated with a degree in German Studies in 2002. While at Agnes Scott, she was involved in a variety of organizations including leadership positions with campus Girl Scouts, Orientation Council and Tower Council.
Kate has a well rounded background in the field of fundraising. She worked in the marketing and development departments at the Shepherd Center where she developed her passion for fundraising. From 2003-2006, she was with the Girl Scout Council of Great Atlanta working on the annual fund campaign. While at the Girl Scouts, she was also responsible for the training of development volunteers, donor records and matching gifts. Most recently, Kate has been the Leadership Giving Manager at the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. Her efforts were concentrated in solicitation and stewardship of donors in the Leadership Circle, which resulted in more than $1.7 million annually.
In her present position, Kate is the Vice President of Development at the Foundation of Wesley Woods, the financial engine behind Atlanta's renowned Wesley Woods. Founded in 1954 by the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and Emory University, Wesley Woods partners with Emory Healthcare to help people age in healthy, affordable and ethical ways through a program of service, education and research.
Kate is an active volunteer with the Junior League of Atlanta, where she has been involved with the training council, provisional development committee and community placements council. Kate is very involved with Agnes Scott College including being the chair of her class annual fund committee. Kate lives in Brookhaven with her husband, Adam, who is a graduate of Georgia Tech, and her toddler, James.