Katie Kavanaugh
VP of Special Projects and Innovations

Main: 907-334-6700
Email: kstjohn@alaskacf.org

Originally from Petaluma, California, Katie fell in the love with Alaska while visiting and moved to Denali for summer work after graduating high school. Upon graduating from college, she moved to Kodiak where she worked at a nonprofit museum. This work, along with serving on a number of boards, afforded her the opportunity to understand the importance of the nonprofit sector in actively creating the type of community that is a gift to future generations.

Kaite served ACF as the VP of Programs & Grants for five years and then transitioned into a new role as the VP of Special Projects and Innovations. She is inspired daily by both the thoughtfulness that donors exhibit in their gifts and the amazing passion, professionalism, and ingenuity that nonprofits show in supporting our communities and fellow Alaskans. Katie notes, “ACF shows how people can convene and work together to address issues that affect their community. Local donors give to support causes, local nonprofits efficiently address diverse needs, and we all benefit. It is an elegant system that is a beautiful expression of community.”

Philanthropic Interests:

  • Community Development
  • Social Justice
  • Youth