Kathy DeBoe, Member of Board, is a native Washingtonian. Retired from a 33-year career at the International Monetary Fund, Kathy’s last position was Director of Civic and Community Relations, issuing grants to non-profits both locally and in developing countries as well as serving as team captain for volunteers at Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April, Miriam’s Kitchen and the Capital Area Food Bank.
In addition, Kathy has been a civic grants reviewer for several foundations and District Government Agencies and continues to review grants for the International Monetary Fund and the Catalogue for Philanthropy. She is also a 30 year advocate for a mentally challenged District resident.
For six years after retirement, Kathy volunteered with the Mayor’s Office of Partnerships and Grants Services, facilitating the design and delivery of a capacity building class for small, emerging, non-profit organizations and teaching them how to find grants, among o ther projects. She also serves on the board of directors of three capacity building non-profits. Currently, she consults independently with associates to assist public, private and non-profit organizations to navigate and benefit from addressing social problems such as hunger, poverty, disease, illiteracy and unemployment.
A product of local schools, Kathy earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from American University and a Master’s of Public Administration. In October 2014 she will complete a one year program from the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility from John Hopkins University. She is also a graduate of two civic leadership programs - DC Neighborhood College and Leadership Greater Washington.
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