Title: Director of Strategic Priorities
Katie Carter has been working for social justice as a nonprofit professional for the past 10 years, with a particular focus on LGBTQ and gender justice. Originally from the Midwest, she moved to Portland, Oregon in 2008 to contribute her passion for social change with her skills in organizational development, fundraising, communications, and strategy. Before joining Pride Foundation, Katie was the Development Associate at Oregon Tradeswomen. Prior to that, she was the Program Director at In Other Words Feminist Community Center. Katie earned a Master of Arts in Philosophy of Science from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Philosophy from DePaul University.
In her role as Director of Strategic Priorities at Pride Foundation, Katie supports the foundation’s efforts by building community and institutional partnerships, developing creative communications strategies, and mobilizing resources to affect change in the Northwest. Prior to her current role, Katie was the Regional Philanthropic Officer in Oregon.
Katie believes deeply in community involvement and the importance of volunteering. She helped found a restorative justice group that facilitates a gender and sexuality seminar for people who are incarcerated. She also serves as the Secretary for the City Club of Portland, where she is able to further her passion for supporting and participating in civic engagement. In addition to her professional and volunteer commitments, Katie is an avid reader of feminist and political writing, philosophy, poetry, and memoir, and has had a lifelong interest in science and the natural world, particularly animal cognition and behavior. She also enjoys crafting, watercolor, writing, everything having to do with cats, and all bodies of water, especially the Oregon coast.
Contact Katie regarding partnership opportunities, strategic initiatives, and fundraising in Oregon.