Kathy MacNaughton believes building strong relationships between nonprofit organizations and the community is the key to making our city a better place to live, grow, learn and thrive.
Since starting her fundraising career in 1988, Kathy has helped organizations build donor-centered development practices. Now, 25 years later, you could say her career has come full circle. Kathy began as the Director of Development and Volunteers for a locally-based school, then established KMAC & Associates in 1997 to manage fundraising events for a variety of nonprofit organizations. In 2005, Kathy shifted her focus to help her nonprofit clients design relationship-building activities that strengthen sustained engagement with the community. As the President and CEO of KMAC & Associates, and a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), Kathy provided guidance to the leaders of philanthropic organizations while coaching the business community on making their charitable giving really count. Now, As Executive Director of the Masters Leadership Program, Kathy is able to leverage that experience by matching nonprofit agencies with people who are eager to give back to the community through board leadership.
"As a graduate of MLP, I am passionate about equipping our community leaders with the skills and information they need to provide the strongest leadership possible to nonprofit boards," MacNaughton said. "It is truly rewarding to work with people who are dedicated to serving the community with their time, energy, resources and real-world expertise." In keeping with Kathy's belief in giving back, she is committed to our community on a personal level, serving currently on the boards of trustees for San Antonio Youth Literacy (SAYL) and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. Kathy started four years ago as a SAYL Reading Buddy with second graders at Herff Elementary and considers this one hour per week commitment a rewarding and solid investment in tomorrow’s leaders!
MacNaughton's responsibilities include serving as a focal point for the MLP program and as a catalyst for board and committee governance, fundraising and community relations.