Katherina M. Rosqueta is the founding executive director of The Center for High Impact Philanthropy, and adjunct faculty of the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) at the University of Pennsylvania. Before accepting her appointment at the Center in the spring of 2006, Kat was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, working in strategy development, capability-building, and post-merger management. While at McKinsey, she led several employee volunteer initiatives to support consultant involvement on nonprofit boards.
Previously, Kat worked in community development, nonprofit management and venture philanthropy. She served as a founding team member of New Schools Venture Fund, founding director of Board Match Plus and program manager of Wells Fargo’s Corporate Community Development Group. She has held numerous volunteer and civic leadership positions including board president of La Casa de las Madres (San Francisco’s oldest and largest shelter for battered women and their children); chair of the United Way’s Bay Area Week of Caring, and co-founder and executive committee member of the Women’s MBA Network.
Her work and comments have been cited in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal and Chronicle of Philanthropy. She is a frequent speaker on issues of social impact management and philanthropy and has lectured at top businesses schools across the country.
Kat received her BA cum laude from Yale University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.