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Katherine Underwood joins the White House Historical Association as Associate Vice President, Principal Gifts.

In this role, Katherine will expand the Association’s philanthropic support at the 7- and 8-figure levels from individual donors and families. Building upon relationships established by Executive Leadership, the Board of Directors and the National Council, and establishing new relationships with principal-level funders, Katherine will secure new transformational gifts in support of the Campaign for The People’s House: A White House Experience and in support of the overall annual mission impact of the Association. As a member of the Individual Giving team, she will also collaborate with the Major Gifts officers in strategic pipeline building, cultivation, and solicitation strategies for our top donors.

Katherine has worked in major and principal gift fundraising for over 25 years. With leadership advancement roles in higher education (Columbia University, University of Oxford and Harvard School of Public Health) and international NGOs (Partners In Health and Conservation International), Katherine brings deep experience in increasing the capacity of donor constituencies, identifying growth areas, and developing strategies to meaningfully involve leadership, program staff, and high-level volunteers.

Katherine graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Political Science and Journalism, and completed the Family Wealth Enterprise program at Columbia Business School.