Katie Kling Named New Director of Advancement

Katie Kling has been named the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation’s new Director of Advancement. She had served as Donor Services Manager since July 2018, a position that made her the chief point of contact between more than 300 donors and the Foundation.

“My goal has always been to make sure our fundholders have whatever they need to understand how best to serve our region with their philanthropy,” Kling said. As Director of Advancement, she will oversee continued high-quality, customized donor service at the Foundation. She will also manage two yet-to-be-hired Donors Services Managers.

President and CEO Brennan Gould said, “Without exception, our donors raved about her ability to listen and to assist their philanthropy in ways that were meaningful and advanced important community work.”

Prior to coming to the Foundation, Katie worked for Aspire Public Schools, a nonprofit charter-school management company that ran public schools in California and Memphis, Tennessee. She worked as a teacher, instructional coach, and Director of Education during her tenure there. Before that, she worked in business development in the financial services industry.   

The Foundation is recruiting two Donor Relations Managers. Visit our careers page for more information about these opportunities.