With nearly three decades of fundraising and non-profit operational and management experience, Cathy Kerley has developed a sharp eye for how non-profits can build energized, strategically focused organizations. As a fundraiser who quickly built her own successful track record, she also consults with other colleagues and non-profits to set priorities, build robust boards and create the ways and means for them to succeed.
Cathy’s fundraising experience spans governmental agencies, non-profits and institutions of higher education. Her successful grant writing skills drew the attention of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, which invited her to develop a training program for sites across Texas. She then led the Office of Student Affairs at the University of North Texas to exceed a record annual fundraising goal of over $2 million. Cathy has conducted board training, fundraising and grant writing retreats and workshops across Texas and has presented at numerous local, state and national conferences. In 2010, she joined TWU and has since created and leads the fundraising efforts for the university’s Office Corporate and Foundation Relations.