Kate Whetzel, MBA

Corporate and Foundations Development Manager

Kate has seen first-hand the ability of young visionaries to change the world in her decade of experience training leaders and supporting growing organizations. She has made it her mission to connect world-changing leaders to build meaningful collaborations and grow positive impact. As the Corporate and Foundations Development Manager at Rise Up, Kate develops relationships with institutional and corporate partners.

Kate began her career in program design and management with Restless Development, and now serves as the Treasurer for their Board of Directors. More recently, she built partnerships for Mission Hub and supported startups and nonprofits as an independent strategist and consultant. Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Kate has lived and worked on four continents, and is now proud to call Oakland home. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Political Science from Williams College, and an MBA from Yale University. She is an insatiable reader, a reluctant runner, and a surprising cardshark.