Katherine Cardinal, MBA
Senior Director for Philanthropic Strategy
Katherine Cardinal is a senior director for philanthropy, serving as the lead fundraiser for the UW Institute for Protein Design. She oversees a team of two, raising funds for the UW Medicine Eye Institute, the Division of Rheumatology, the Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease, the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
Katherine joined UW Medicine in May 2015 and brings 20 years of advancement experience, primarily in the arts sector. Katherine has served as the director of development for Pacific Northwest Ballet, the director of development at Pilchuck Glass School and in the major gifts team at the San Francisco Symphony. She holds an MBA from the UW Foster School of Business with a marketing concentration and entrepreneurship certificate. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in art history and Italian from Middlebury College.