Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH’s mission is both medical and moral at its core – to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. Since its founding in 1987 by renowned anthropologist and physician and current Chief Strategist for PIH, Dr. Paul Farmer, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Ophelia Dahl, and current President of the World Bank Group, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, PIH has spread its reach around the world to Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Russia, Peru, the Navajo Nation, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
As the new Senior Director of Development, Katie McDonnell will manage the growth and integration of unrestricted support for PIH’s development operation including PIH Engage, community giving, mid-level giving, donor stewardship, development operations, and prospect management and research. In addition to managing a team of 20 staff members, Katie will serve as a key thought partner to Chief Development Officer, John Malcolm, and hold a small portfolio of donors.
For over 15 years, Katie has gained experience in sophisticated higher education development departments including Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Most recently, Katie served as the Senior Associate Director, Office of Leadership Giving at MIT. Katie’s passion for global health was evident in previous roles at Harvard, where she supported fundraising for the Chan Harvard School of Health and the Harvard Global Health Institute, of which Paul Farmer helped launch and where he continues to serve as a Steering Committee member. She is expert in building supportive infrastructure and systems to optimize major giving efforts and brings significant experience in growing fundraising efforts to her new leadership role at PIH.