Katherina M. Rosqueta
Executive Director
Center for High Impact Philanthropy, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Kat is the founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy. Founded as a collaboration between the School of Social Policy & Practice and alumni of the Wharton School, the Center is the premier source of knowledge and education to help donors worldwide do more good. She is a second-term Candid trustee, having joined with GuideStar in 2012.

Before launching the Center, Kat was a consultant with McKinsey & Company; a consultant to the founding team of New Schools Venture Fund; founding director of Board Match Plus, a San Francisco program to strengthen nonprofit boards; and program manager of Wells Fargo’s Corporate Community Development Group.

Kat was board president of La Casa de las Madres (San Francisco’s oldest and largest shelter for battered women and their children), chair of the United Way’s Bay Area Week of Caring, and co-founder and executive committee member of the Women’s M.B.A. Network. She currently serves on the national board of Greenlight Fund, a venture philanthropy fund dedicated to addressing urgent social needs in cities around the United States and co-chairs Greenlight Fund Philadelphia.

She has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and is a frequent speaker on social impact and high impact philanthropy. 

Kat received her B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. She received the Wharton Women in Business Kathleen McDonald Distinguished Alumna Award and the Brava! Women Business Achievement Award.