Kathryn Grover is an associate director on Arabella’s Managed Organizations team, which oversees several nonprofits, including the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3). She partners with clients—including philanthropists, foundations, and social entrepreneurs—to design and structure their projects to maximize impact. In her primary role with Arabella’s learning and operations unit, Kathryn manages a number of internal projects aimed at increasing team efficiency, championing technology, and developing innovative programs for growing resources and retaining organizational knowledge.
Kathryn has extensive experience in both the nonprofit and financial sectors. Prior to joining Arabella, she managed corporate partnerships at Ladder Up, a Chicago-based nonprofit committed to providing free financial education services to working families. While at Ladder Up, Kathryn oversaw a portfolio of over 50 volunteer programs, developed a tax training curriculum, and designed strategies to increase program efficiencies while reducing costs. Previously, she served as a personal finance strategist for a socially conscious, fee-only planning firm, helping clients navigate their financial values and goals. She has also contributed to the mission of the AFL-CIO as a political and logistics coordinator in Washington, DC and Oregon.
Kathryn holds a BA in political science and international relations from Carleton College and an MBA in entrepreneurship from the University of Illinois at Chicago.