Katherine (Kathy) A. Sarlson
Katherine "Kathy" Sarlson (she/her) joined the Harold Grinspoon Foundation as the National Director of Life & Legacy in January 2024. In this role, Kathy leads the team in supporting communities across the US and Canada to build endowments through legacy giving. Kathy brings over 35 years of fundraising experience, with a focus on planned giving and endowments, to her new role. In her recent position as the Associate Vice President of Planned Giving at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, Kathy oversaw the growth of planned giving from $10 million to an impressive $35 million in just six years. Kathy has also held fundraising leadership roles at Federation Housing, Inc., Albert Einstein Healthcare Network and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Kathy holds an A.B. from the University of Michigan, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and an M.B.A. with a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.