Kate Duff

Vice President


Kate is an experienced nonprofit executive specializing in fundraising, operational management, and leadership of social impact and cultural organizations.

Kate previously served as the COO of the International Center of Photography, overseeing fundraising, education programs, visitor experience, and administration for the world’s leading photography museum and school. Kate was recruited to ICP from her position with CCS Fundraising after a leading a successful 8-figure capital campaign resulting in the opening of a new museum on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in January, 2020.

As a fundraiser, Kate has raised millions of dollars for NYC-based and national organizations such as The Public Theater, ICP, and FoodCorps. She has led annual giving, campaign, and endowment fundraising programs, provided interim management services for development departments, and managed teams responsible for fundraising from individual, foundation, corporate, and government sources. In each of her engagements she has implemented effective operational tools and systems for tracking, reporting, and managing fundraising pipelines.

Kate began working with the executive office of Echoing Green in 2021 and has managed cross-departmental projects including the FY23 goal-setting initiative, a complete revision of the Personnel Manual, planning for the board-designated reserve, and the design and implementation of EG’s hybrid work model and the safety protocols around the return to office. Last summer, Kate began working with the development team to plan for the future of fundraising at Echoing Green.

Kate started her professional life as an attorney, and her nonprofit leadership experience is underscored by five years of legal practice. Kate holds an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, cum laude, a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, and Diploma in Cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Academy.