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Kate Hayes

Director, Portfolio


Kate leads Echoing Green’s Portfolio Team, providing in-depth support to our global community of 900+ social entrepreneurs through capital, community, and capacity.

Previously at Echoing Green, Kate launched the Direct Impact program, which engages a dynamic group of emerging business leaders who are dedicated to realizing their full potential as agents of social change. Prior to joining Echoing Green, she worked as Director of Evaluation and Program Impact in the national office of Minds Matter, where she developed new systems and methods for evaluating organizational success. While at Minds Matter, she led several new initiatives for engaging alumni, scaling the organization, and training 1,700 skills-based volunteers across the United States. Kate currently sits on the Executive Committee at the Northfield Mount Hermon School, where she also serves as Chair of the Young Alumni Committee. She holds a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University. When she is not creating experiential leadership programs, Kate can be found practicing yoga, spending time in nature, or working on her latest writing endeavor.