Kathy L. Howrigan

Senior Fundraising Consultant Kathy Howrigan

Kathy L. Howrigan

Senior Consultant & Principal


Colchester, Vermont


Arizona State University, M.S.,
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A.

Kathy has worked as a fundraiser and analyst in both the nonprofit and for-profit markets for more than 20 years. Her experience as a frontline fundraiser with deep knowledge of advancement services and analytics allows her to offer clients a distinct dual perspective on programs. In particular, Kathy works with clients on their annual giving programs, using data and operations assessments to significantly increase annual giving.

Kathy joined Marts & Lundy in 2011 after serving as Director for the Saint Michael’s Fund and for Advancement Services at St. Michael’s College, Vermont. Her responsibilities at Saint Michael’s included oversight of the annual, reunion and student giving programs; development of messaging for the annual fund; volunteer management; as well as leadership of the advancement services department.

Kathy had previously worked at Dartmouth College for seven years, rising from Director of Prospect Management to Director of Marketing and Analysis for the Dartmouth College Fund. As a private consultant, she has provided business analysis services to Columbia University, Tufts University and Rice University.

Kathy was elected to the Marts & Lundy Board of Directors in August 2017. She serves as a member of the Editorial Review Board for Giving USA, the annual report on philanthropy, and is a faculty member for Rice University’s Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.

  • Bloomsburg University, PA
  • Boston College, MA
  • Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, NY
  • Brunswick School, CT
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Cambridge School of Weston, MA
  • Chicago Botanic Gardens, Chicago, IL
  • Columbia University, NY
  • Fay School, MA
  • Geneva College, PA
  • Golden Gate University, CA
  • Kingswood Oxford School, CT
  • McGill University, Montreal, CANADA
  • Mercy Housing Lakefront, IL
  • Milton Academy, MA
  • Philips Academy, Andover, MA
  • Pomona College, CA
  • Portland State University, OR
  • Save the Redwoods League, CA
  • Smith College, MA
  • Stetson University, FL
  • The Episcopal Academy, PA
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canada
  • Tulane University
  • University at Buffalo, NY
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of New Mexico Foundation
  • Whittier College, CA

Kathy’s family spends much of their free time making maple syrup in northern Vermont. Kathy is an avid Pilates student and volunteers on the development committee at her children’s school.