Leadership & Legacy Giving Officer, CALM
Catherine Kort facilitates positive change in for-profit, non-profit, and higher education settings as a fundraiser, certified coach, and public relations professional. For three decades, she has experienced success developing and growing fundraising programs for statewide and local non-profits impacting children and families. Most recently, Ms. Kort joined CALM in Santa Barbara, the region's expert in protecting and healing children and families from the negative effects of childhood trauma. As the agency's first Leadership & Legacy Giving Officer, during COVID, she created and implemented a planned giving strategy more than doubling the number of known planned gifts. She accomplished this working part-time while simultaneously rolling out a successful major gifts program.
Ms. Kort resides in Ventura, CA where she maintains a coaching practice and volunteers for the Center for Non-Profit Leadership at Cal Lutheran University and serves on the board for the AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Chapter.