Kate Golden is a Senior Managing Director in the fundraising division of Changing Our World, where she has worked for the last 21 years in roles of increasing responsibility. With extensive experience navigating complex organizational structures, Kate excels at helping her clients adjust to – and thrive within – their ever-changing operating environment. Skilled in strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, case writing, and with a thorough understanding of institutional grant-making, she brings an analytic and innovative eye to each engagement, helping her clients address their challenges and achieve their goals effectively and efficiently.
Most recently, Kate has worked with Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, leading the design and implementation of a comprehensive 3-year development plan. When COVID-19 hit, she pivoted to help their team of development professionals raise funds for the hospital’s COVID-19 Response Fund, and then remained to consult on major gift outreach, grant-writing, and collateral development, among other activities. Through her cultivation and solicitation strategies, Kate assisted in raising more than $1M for COVID-19 relief, and over $12M in total fundraising for the hospital in her time with them.
Kate joined Changing Our World in September 2001, where she outsourced her fundraising skills to Saint Agnes Hospital and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center. Throughout her tenure at the company, her clients have included the United Nations Population Fund, the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC), and The New York Academy of Medicine, where Kate led a feasibility study designed to move the organization beyond known and historical funders, successfully uncovering several new, strong prospects for NYAM. Kate also worked with YWCA Greenwich in a targeted major gifts effort that was launched during the COVID pandemic.
Kate holds a BA degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and three young children.