Rypien Foundation Names Executive Director

January 06, 2017

The Rypien Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Katie Doree as Executive Director.  A lifelong resident of Spokane, Katie attended Gonzaga Prep High School before earning a golf scholarship to the University of Notre Dame.  During her tenure at Notre Dame, she served as co-captain her junior and senior years and was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council before graduating with a Bachelors of Business Administration.   

Katie has over a decade of fundraising, event management, advancement operations, and donor strategy experience, spending nearly six years at Gonzaga University in University Advancement.  Additionally, Katie has run her own conskatieheadshot2ulting firm and worked within the technology sector focused on higher education and non-profit advancement solutions. 

“I am humbled and honored to be selected as the Executive Director of the Rypien Foundation.  I believe wholeheartedly in our mission of providing hope to our local families battling childhood cancer.  It is my goal to build upon the tremendous foundation established at the Rypien Foundation, so that we may help more families in our region.”

If you are interested in reaching Katie to learn more about how you can become involved at the Rypien Foundation as a supporter or volunteer, please call 509-747-2424 or katie@rypienfoundation.org.