Joining our firm in 2017, Katie Weeks brings over 15 years of non-profit fund development experience focused primarily in arts and education.
Katie served as the Director of Development for First Stage, one of the nation’s largest professional theater companies for young audiences, and as the Vice President of Development for the United Performing Arts Fund in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she managed a $10M annual campaign. Katie’s specialties include a focus on optimizing annual campaign revenue, intentionally engaging board members and volunteers, and the strategic integration of special events in support of an organization’s mission.
Katie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she double majored in Theatre and Communication. In October 2015, her family relocated from Wisconsin to Raleigh when her husband, Jason, became the Head of Total Rewards for Cree. They have a 5-year-old son, Ian and a 3-year-old daughter, Hanna. Katie currently serves as the President of the Wake County Affiliate Board through the North Carolina Community Foundation. Katie has served as a volunteer and board member with a variety of arts, education, and social service organizations. In 2011 Katie was included as part of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Forty under 40. She is excited to continue to learn about the many assets of this community and how she can have an impact.