Katherine Makris Senior Consultant
Washington, D.C.
(202) 365-8004


Katie connects nonprofit organizations to passionate supporters through high-profile events. She also helps to develop and strengthen the relationships between these nonprofits and their supporters.


Before joining Orr Group in 2016, 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 has experience in major gifts, board strategy, corporate fundraising, and grant and appeal writing.

Selected Recent Partners


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

My typical Sunday…

A long bike ride or run at sunrise, followed by a day out and about in the city with my family, which includes my husband, Mike, son, Elias, cat, Jameson, and dog, Ezra!