“It is our pleasure to announce Katie will be supporting nonprofits with her breadth of experience in fundraising and community impact,” says Jeffrey D. Byrne, Co-Founder + CEO of Byrne Pelofsky. “Katie is a forward-thinking fundraising professional and her experience complements her passion for nonprofit success. Our team is thrilled she is partnering with BP+A in this capacity. I have known Katie and admired her work in Vail and throughout Colorado, especially in Denver.”
Byrne Pelofsky is thrilled to welcome Katie Santambrogio, Principal of Social Impact Collaborative Consulting in Vail, Colorado, to our team as a Senior Consultant. Katie will bring an expanded service offering to our nonprofit client-partners. Katie has two decades of experience in the public, nonprofit and social impact sectors with special concentrations in civic engagement, grassroots community development and major gift fundraising . Her expertise in progressive and innovative fundraising solutions will ensure our clients have extended access to specialized knowledge and services. Please welcome Katie to our growing consulting team!
Katie Santambrogio is a trusting, ambitious, and forward-thinking philanthropic leader with nearly 18 years of experience in fundraising, nonprofit management, leadership, strategic planning, marketing, public policy, and impactful relationship building for foundations, community development, health and youth serving organizations. Katie is invigorated by creativity, big ideas, an entrepreneurial spirit, and finding innovative solutions to our world’s greatest problems.
Katie received a bachelor’s degree with honors in International Relations and Spanish from the University of San Diego and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University with an emphasis in fund development and leadership. Katie has additional graduate level certificates in dialogue, deliberation, civic engagement, and philanthropy. Throughout her career, she has worked with international organizations, for a U.S. Senator, for grassroots community organizations, private foundations, and larger scale nonprofit institutions serving diverse audiences and gaining robust insights into the public, nonprofit and social impact sectors.
Katie uses her passion and experience to serve diverse organizations and people who are committed to changing the landscape of philanthropy and draws on her expertise to cultivate community impact through social change, community engagement and social entrepreneurship. Katie has a big vision to work with partners and other change makers to bend the arc of history and advance equity and justice in our world, leveling the playing field so that all people can be successful and live their best life. Katie is a motivated professional who learns quickly and aligns her personal passions of social justice, gender equity, community impact and life-long learning with her professional skills in philanthropy, marketing, community partnerships and nonprofit management.
Katie thrives on a team that is fast-paced, goal oriented, strategic, compassionate, and fun. She is invigorated by teams and people not afraid of the unknown and that propels everyone to stretch and grow together, defying experiences and expectations. Environments that cultivate vulnerability, building trust, independence and collaboration create a space for Katie and those around her to blossom and thrive.