Elaine E. Katz – Senior Vice President for Grants and Communications at Kessler Foundation

Elaine Katz
Elaine Katz

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Elaine E. Katz, MS, CCC-SP, is Senior Vice President for Grants and Communications at Kessler Foundation. She is responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring a comprehensive grantmaking program for the Foundation. In addition, she oversees the Foundation’s communication department.

Elaine has over 25 years of consulting and experience working with non-profit organizations in areas of board development, fundraising, marketing, and business development. Elaine has authored articles on social enterprise and presented extensively on innovative practices for employment people with disabilities. She currently serves on the board of directors of JESPY House, South Orange, NJ, New Jersey Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJAPSE), Essex/Newark Disabilities Issues Committee, and on the program committee of the Council of NJ Grantmakers. Elaine is also an appointed member of the NJ Veterans and Community Collaborative Network (VCCN). She is the 2016 recipient of the first Jackson Drysdale Civilian of the Year Award from the GI Go Fund and the 2015 Betty Pendler Award for improving the lives of persons with disabilities from Community Options, Inc.

Elaine holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology from the American-Speech-Hearing Association. She received her master’s degree in Speech Pathology from Adelphi University and bachelor’s degree from Boston University in Speech Pathology and Audiology.