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Introducing National CASA/GAL’s new chief development officer Kate Kennedy

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October 30, 2023

Introducing National CASA/GAL's new chief development officer Kate Kennedy


The National CASA/GAL Association is pleased to announce our new chief development officer, Kate Kennedy, CFRE. Kennedy brings to National CASA/GAL 20 years of nonprofit development experience working primarily with organizations that empower youth and women including the No Kid Hungry Campaign, the Girl Scouts, and the League of Women Voters.

“Kate brings over 20 years of experience in resource development, leading efforts at the local and national levels which have resulted in organizational growth and impact for non-profit organizations,” says Tara Lisa Perry, CEO of National CASA/GAL. “She has a strong demonstrated commitment to children and youth in the child welfare system and her dedication and enthusiasm for the CASA/GAL mission will be a significant asset to our work. We are delighted to have Kate join our team.”

In her new role, Kennedy is responsible for fundraising strategy for National CASA/GAL, focused on individuals, foundations, corporations, and other strategic partners. She works closely with supporters to answer questions about National CASA/GAL’s work, and you should feel free to reach out to her via email at

“I’m excited to join the team at the National CASA/GAL Association,” says Kennedy. “As a foster parent, I’ve seen firsthand the positive influence child advocates have on youth and their families. I look forward to working with the team to attract more resources, so we can support the national network in ensuring every child who needs a best interest advocate has one.”

Kennedy holds an MBA from Georgetown University and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), an internationally recognized accreditation for fundraisers who have demonstrated success through ethical fundraising best practices.

Kennedy and her husband, Bill, live in Maryland and are licensed foster parents who open their home to teens. She is a perpetual novice crafter—recent projects include water coloring, sewing, and vegan baking.

About the National CASA/GAL Association for Children

The National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children, together with its 939 state organization and local program members, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every child who has experienced abuse or neglect in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive. National CASA/GAL offers leadership and support to the network of programs and leads its continued growth. To learn more, visit or follow National CASA/GAL on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.