Announcing the Retirement of McKnight President Kate Wolford

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October 21, 2019

With our hearts full of gratitude for her service, we share the news that Kate Wolford, president of the McKnight Foundation, will be retiring in November 2019.

For 13 years, Kate has been a committed steward of the McKnight Foundation’s mission, overseeing assets of $2.3 billion and an annual grantmaking budget of about $90 million. McKnight is losing a compassionate and accomplished leader who embodies wisdom, integrity, and grace. Kate had planned to retire to make way for the next generation of leaders when recent health concerns moved up her decision. As she moves on from her role, Kate remains a mentor and friend to the McKnight board and staff, as well as to the Minnesota community, the field of philanthropy, and beyond.

The CCRP wishes to thank and acknowledge Kate for her steady leadership and influence as the program as evolved into what it is today. Many grantees, program leadership team members, and other partners have met and worked with Kate during her long tenure at the Foundation. More information about Kate’s retirement can be found on the McKnight Foundation website.