Katie Watson

Director of Philanthropy

Katie Watson joined the PenFed Foundation in October 2022. As the Program Manager for the Military Heroes Program, Katie meets with non-profits applying for the Foundation’s Military Heroes grant program.

Katie has worked in the non-profit world since 2013 and is an accomplished fundraiser with experience in major and planned giving, direct mail, and digital fundraising. Katie has worked as the Manager of Donor Relations at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund; Major Gifts Officer at the Army Historical Foundation; and Deputy Director, Development at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

Katie holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and a M.Phil from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, Katie now lives in Alexandria, Virginia.