Katherine Makris Senior Consultant
Washington, D.C.
kmakris@orrgroup.com
(202) 365-8004

Focus

Katie connects nonprofit organizations to passionate supporters through high-profile events. She has extensive experience in donor research and pipeline development and helps organizations increase their impact by creating connections with potential donors. Through this, she has helped numerous nonprofits develop more sustainable support strategies through events and campaigns.

Experience

Katie has been a Senior Consultant since 2016, working full time for Orr Group in 2021. Katie owns and operates a successful business focusing on nonprofit fundraising events and operations. Prior to her work with Orr Group, Katie was a Major Gifts Officer for the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region. Additionally, she spent time at Ford’s Theatre and the National Capital Chapter of the National MS Society. She has led a myriad of events from luncheons and galas to mass-market recreational events. She also has extensive experience in individual and institutional prospect and donor research, major gifts, board strategy, and corporate fundraising.

Education

  • B.S., Merchandising Management, Michigan State University in East Lansing, 2005

Selected Recent Partners

  • Equal Justice Works
  • Rising for Justice
  • Trust for the National Mall

When I’m not working…

I’m usually riding my bike, running, or hanging out with my two little boys, Eli and Emett!