Portrait of Kate Harrison

Kate Harrison

Senior Director, Donor Relations, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Kate Harrison has built a superior portfolio of donor stewardship work over a decade in Higher Education and now with the nation’s number one cancer center. This includes launching award-winning volunteer programs, crafting bespoke donor engagements, and executing spectacular events and milestone celebrations. Kate believes that collaboration and a donor-centric mindset are the keys to success, whether it’s entertaining thousands of alumni at Rice University’s 2012 Centennial Celebration, spearheading a newly formed donor relations team at The University of Texas at Austin, or preparing for transformational comprehensive campaigns. She believes that there are many opportunities to steward donors and thank them along their giving journey, and that institutions have a golden opportunity to show the real and lasting impact of philanthropy. At the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Kate leads a team of fantastic donor relations professionals who steward endowments, recognitions and namings, impact reporting and principal/transformational gifts. Kate is an alumnus of Baylor University.