Carolina Katz, Director of Development – Carolina has over 30 years of experience in the non-profit sector with specific emphasis in development and marketing. Prior to joining Pledge to Humanity, Carolina served on the Board of Trustees at The Seven Hills School as Development Chair, as well as on the Board of Directors for the Diablo Regional Arts Association (DRAA). In addition, Carolina has held numerous community volunteer leadership positions including chair of the Walnut Creek Centennial Birthday Celebration, The Seven Hills School year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration, the signature fundraising gala for Diablo Regional Arts Association, and most recently, an event celebrating the thriving development at The Shadelands, a 267-acre business park in Walnut Creek. Her professional experience includes Make-A-Wish Foundation, The United Way, and Planned Parenthood.
Carolina earned a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA in marketing from the Eller School of Management at the University of Arizona. Residents of Walnut Creek since 1994, Carolina and her husband, Jerry, a physician at John Muir Medical Center, are parents to two sons about to graduate from college and high school. Carolina notes that “without a doubt, ‘Mom’ is my most precious title and raising compassionate young men just may be my greatest accomplishment.”