Kate is an arts administrator through and through. She started her career as the Business Manager for the Catoctin School of Music in Leesburg, Virginia. In Hampton Roads, she has served as the Development Manager at the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Director of Fundraising and Grants at PORTCO, Inc., as well as Director of Development for Tidewater Arts Outreach.
Kate received her Bachelor of Music in Music Industry from James Madison University (Go Dukes!) and her Master of Public Administration from South University. She earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive credential in June of 2019.
Kate is a board member of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a 2020 Lefcoe Leadership Class Alumnus. She still keeps up her music with her husband Marc. When not playing music together, she and her husband are adopting senior pugs or hiking a new trail.
After serving in the United States Navy, Stacy earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University. She entered the homeless services and mental health field of study to explore her passion for serving marginalized and underrepresented populations.
After discovering her interest in programming and the gaps in services that exist for individuals isolated from the general population, she earned her Master in Program Administration for Human Services from St. Leo University and entered the world of program administration and management. She loves the fulfillment of serving others and enriching their lives with positivity, hope and happiness.