Kate DeForest has worked in the development field for over 20 years and currently serves in a dual role at Boston University as Director of School Development and Assistant Dean for Development at the School of Social Work. In her role, Kate manages a team of front-line school-based officers at the Schools of Theology and Hospitality, the College of General Studies, and Metropolitan College, and two junior gift officers. Additionally, she is responsible for all fundraising efforts at the School of Social Work. Prior to moving into this role, she served as Director of Advancement at Boston University School of Medicine. In her time at Boston University, she has personally raised over $10 million for professorships, research programs, and scholarship.

Before her tenure at BU, Kate worked in both education and healthcare fundraising at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Latin School Association, University at Buffalo, and SUNY Geneseo. She also serves as a member of the Education Committee and co-chair of the Basics Program with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Massachusetts Chapter. Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Geneseo and serves as a regional volunteer mentoring students and recent graduates.

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Kate DeForest has worked in the development field for over 20 years and currently serves in a dual role at Boston University as Director of School Development and Assistant Dean for Development at the School of Social Work. In her role, Kate manages a team of front-line school-based officers at the Schools of Theology and Hospitality, the College of General Studies, and Metropolitan College, and two junior gift officers. Additionally, she is responsible for all fundraising efforts at the School of Social Work. Prior to moving into this role, she served as Director of Advancement at Boston University School of Medicine. In her time at Boston University, she has personally raised over $10 million for professorships, research programs, and scholarship. Before her tenure at BU, Kate worked in both education and healthcare fundraising at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Latin School Association, University at Buffalo, and SUNY Geneseo. She also serves as a member of the Education Committee and co-chair of the Basics Program with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Massachusetts Chapter. Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Geneseo and serves as a regional volunteer mentoring students and recent graduates.