Development & Grants Manager
Katie Nicholson serves as MEEA's Development & Grants Manager. In this role, Katie oversees all of MEEA's grants and contracts, from research to application to execution. She began her career with an interest in using public policy to assist others, which morphed into an expertise on grant writing and fundraising, including cultivating donor relationships, producing successful fundraising events, and doing in-depth prospect research. Her experience includes working on the United Way of Greater St. Louis' annual $70 million campaign, managing the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute's annual gala, and operating as a one-woman development & communications department at Family Rescue in Chicago. Katie earned a Master of Public Policy from Georgia State University. She also earned a B.A. in Legal Studies and a B.F.A. in Creative Writing from Stephens College.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys curling up with her dog to enjoy a good book or the latest TV show.