Kate Schnittman

Development Communications

Development Communications

Kate Schnittman is a Certified Fund Raising Executive with more than seven years’ experience aiding start-up and mid-sized nonprofits in the achievement of strategic, operational and fundraising goals. Kate has demonstrated success with grant planning & writing; development communications; event planning; annual giving programs; donor cultivation and stewardship planning; strategic planning; and nonprofit project and program management.

Prior to dedicating herself to the nonprofit industry, Kate worked for twelve years as a human resources consultant specializing in compensation and pay practices where she developed exceptional technical, analytical and writing skills.

Kate is the Founder and President of the Board of Directors for The Kolbe Fund, a small nonprofit operating out of Philadelphia that provides support to families who must travel to obtain pediatric care. In this capacity, Kate was the recipient of the Philadelphia Power Woman Award, the Main Line Parent Community Builder Award and was designated as a Philadelphia Woman on the Move.

Currently in her hometown of Rochester, Kate is a member of 100 Women Who Care ROC and serves on the Board of Directors for the House of Mercy. She maintains a long, reliable volunteer service record supporting women, children, and families that struggle financially as they care for a sick or special needs family member.

Kate graduated from The College of Wooster with a major in Economics. She received her degree in Mathematics and Education from Nazareth College. As a math teacher in Colorado and Pennsylvania, she taught high school and college level students. She also enjoyed a teaching position in the Peace Corps (Kazakhstan).

Kate enjoys being the mother of three children, she is a proud triathlete, loves to be in nature, and is an avid traveler.