Director, Donor Relations, University of Texas at Austin
Kate Harrison has built a superior portfolio of donor stewardship work in her ten years of experience in Higher Education. 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 or spearheading a newly formed Donor Relations team at the University of Texas at Austin. 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 impacts of philanthropy. At the University of Texas at Austin, Kate leads a team of fantastic Donor Relations professionals who steward everything from first time gifts to transformational gifts. Kate is an alumnus of Baylor University.
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