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Ms. Katherine DeFoyd​, Secretary

Ms. Katherine DeFoyd


Katherine has worked in the nonprofit field for 25+ years. She has been involved with every aspect of nonprofit management and fundraising and has developed special expertise in fundraising planning, strategic planning, board development, staff coaching, government relations, and public competitive grant sources.

She has led clients successfully through board development, strategic planning processes, capital campaigns and annual campaigns, and has vast experience in developing and managing public/private partnerships. Before founding Growth for Good, Katherine worked as development director for The Armory Foundation, MOUSE Inc., The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (NYU), and The Bertelsmann Foundation. She began her career in the Mayor’s Office for Business Development under Mayor Koch, and helped found the Mayor’s Office for Public Private Partnerships under Mayor Dinkins. She directed Constituency Affairs for Borough President Ruth Messinger.

She is a member of the board of directors of Harlem RBI and serves on the non-profit’s board development committee. Katherine has a B.A. in Economics from San Francisco State University and a Master of Public Administration from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University with honors. Katherine is the author of four cookbooks.