Kittie Fahey Vice President of Principal Gifts
Inspiration: “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” — Harry S. Truman
What working in this community means to me: “The Twin Cities continues to be one of the most vibrant cities in volunteerism, philanthropy, arts, sports and living. I get jazzed knowing the work I do every day helps people connect to jobs and society, becoming part of the solution for our city’s ecosystem.”
With more than 25 years of nonprofit operational and management experience, Kittie works with individual donors at Greater Twin Cities United Way as the vice president of major gifts. Her team works with United Way’s most generous philanthropists to co-create transformational community solutions as well as with legacy giving, investments, endowments, Tocqueville Society and Million Dollar Roundtable. Kittie also works with United Way Worldwide’s national advisory board for major and planned giving for the entire United Way network.
Kittie has worked exclusively in the development field, including major and principal gifts, sponsorship, events and volunteer management. She received a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Minnesota as well as a fund development certification and MBA for nonprofits certification from the University of St. Thomas Center for Nonprofit Management. Kittie also earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation.
Kittie is highly active and well-known in the community. She’s been involved with the board of directors for Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts, the Minnesota Zoo advisory committee and the Junior League of Minneapolis. She is also a member of Greater Twin Cities United Way’s Tocqueville Society, Women United, Arise Project and the Legacy Society. An east coast transplant, Kittie is now deeply committed to downtown Minneapolis. She enjoys traveling for leisure, Broadway musicals, tweeting and animals — Kittie is always looking to borrow someone’s dog for the weekend!