Katherine Tanham

Grants Officer

Katherine has filled many roles within CAF America since first joining the organization in 1998.  She currently works with the Business Development Team, specifically focused on providing support for the new CAF Canada office during its first year of business.  Prior to arriving at CAF America, Katherine served as a field executive with Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council, responsible for membership services, leadership training and program delivery across a six-county area in western Virginia.  Katherine is a graduate of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, with a B.S. in Psychology.

What inspires me to do what I do
We often think so little of popping in for coffee or tea.  Just a few dollars here and there.  Yet those same few dollars spent philanthropically can effect powerful change.  I enjoy helping donors and charities connect to do really good things together.

Book that moved me
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
A Girl Named Zippy, Haven Kimmel

Slogans for life
Manners matter; good looks are a bonus; humor is a must.

Guilty pleasure
Starbucks, white chocolate mocha therapy

Thing that really baffles me
Traffic!

A person I’d love to meet
Agatha Christie
Winston Churchill

Favorite meal
Big salad, greens, catfish, bbq, cornbread, hushpuppies, corn on the cob, fresh strawberries, and pie with real whipped cream.  Is that too much?

Random fact about me
I don’t use tape (or gift bags) to wrap presents.  Just wrapping paper and ribbon.

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