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The Development Debrief host Kathryn Van Sickle is a passionate fundraiser, community builder, and storyteller.

Currently, outside of hosting the Development Debrief, she is a major gift officer at Columbia University, and living in New York City. Kathryn is a regional officer representing the University Development team in a central capacity. She is responsible for building and managing a portfolio of major gifts prospects in the northeast region as well as in Philadelphia and Chicago. During her tenure at Columbia, she earned a masters in strategic communications.

Prior to working at Columbia, Kathryn started her career at her alma mater, Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. She spent her time there working in the annual fund with the leadership giving society.

When she is not raising dollars traveling in her current role, she is recording and editing her podcast The Development Debrief. Outside of development, Kathryn enjoys reading, running, and being creative!

The Development Debrief is a stories-based podcast that interviews donors, thought leaders, and professionals in the field of fundraising.