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Katharine DeShaw

Fundraising and Philanthropy
Advisor, Activist, Speaker
and Author

“I was thrilled when the Academy Museum reached its goal of $388M. As Campaign Chair, Katharine and I worked together closely to achieve this outstanding success. Her bottom-line focus, strategy, and creativity made working together a pleasure.”

Bob Iger

Campaign Chair | Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
Executive Chairman, Chairman of the Board
and CEO of The Walt Disney Company


You won’t want to miss Katharine’s upcoming memoir

Due to be released this year with an introduction by Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation



Creative Acts Group Image“As a passionate volunteer, Katharine not only connects us to her vast network of friends and colleagues, ensuring that we advance our urgent mission, but has also given generously of her time and expertise to help us almost double our budget. She has been integral to Creative Acts growth and success.”

Sabra Williams
Executive Director of Creative Acts