Katherine Eklund serves as Manager, Philanthropic Partnerships and Campaigns at the Aspen Institute. She supports the Institute’s strategic fundraising efforts related to capital projects, scholarships, new programming initiatives, and planned giving. She is also responsible for crafting communications for campaign priorities and managing donor engagement and stewardship.
Prior to joining the Institute, Katherine worked at DC Central Kitchen, a national leader in job training, healthy meal distribution, and social enterprise, where she worked closely with the CEO, Board of Directors, and Development Team to advance the organization’s mission and engage a variety of partners and stakeholders. She previously served as a Board Member for Break Away, a nonprofit that trains, assists, and connects campuses and communities in developing quality alternative break programs, and worked at The Food Trust in Philadelphia and The New York Community Trust.
Katherine is originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and received her B.A. in Public Policy from The College of William and Mary. She completed a 9-month leadership development program through Princeton AlumniCorps.