Korie O’Kelly

Officer, Private Donor Services

Korie graduated from High Point University with a B.A. in Political Science and Strategic Communication. Korie is currently working toward her masters in Political management with a focus on policy and Lobbying at The George Washington University. Korie has spent the last several years interning with public officials such a Congressman Steny H. Hoyer and working on local and state campaigns in the North Carolina Circuit. She is passionate about using her love of research and solution-based thinking to impact the community positively.

Korie is certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) by the Society of Tax and Estate Professionals (STEP).

What inspires me to do what I do
The idea that my job gives me the ability to reach so many people in such a positive way without me ever knowing the individual I am potential helping, fills me with so much purpose and joy!

Kor, KJ

Book that moved me
Heavy by Kiese Laymon

A person I’d love to meet
Oprah Winfrey

Cooking (while dancing and singing to good music), shopping, spending quality out with family and friends, being outside as much as possible, football season

Slogans for life
Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.

Guilty Pleasure
Reality TV (specifically the Bravo network).

Something someone would be surprised to know about me
I was a competitive dancer for 13 years.

Favorite meal
A tie between sushi & chips and queso

Random fact about me
I once read an article that said people who laugh 30x a day are happier, ever since I make it my mission to laugh as much as possible through my day. I typically hit 30 by lunchtime!

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