Kathleen (Katy) Griffin, MPA, CFRE

Deputy Director & External Relations

Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility

United States

Based in Minneapolis, MN, USA

Kathleen serves as the Chief Development Officer of Global Health at the University of Minnesota and as Deputy Director for the Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility. 

In her role as Chief Development Officer, she is responsible for developing partnerships with the private sector, non-governmental organizations, foundations and individuals, and for connecting stakeholders in meaningful ways to global health programs and initiatives throughout the University of Minnesota. 

In her role as Deputy Director, she provides oversight to communications, finance, strategic planning, and partnership development. 

For the past 15 years she has worked in the nonprofit sector and academia as a project manager, senior level fundraiser, volunteer board member and administrator for community based and global NGO’s as well as higher education institutions. 

She holds a B.A. in literature and sociology from Cornell College, and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Missouri. Since 2017 she is an accredited Fund Raising Executive through CFRE International.