Dr. Kathleen Woit’s work with McDonald Schaefer is centered on strategic relationship building and the leveraging of partnerships in collaboration with, and for the benefit of, our clients. Her sixteen-year tenure as President of the Madison Community Foundation afforded her invaluable experience in exactly the type of community outreach and “friend-raising” that many of McDonald Schaefer’s clients benefit tremendously from, and makes her extremely effective in this tactical role. Dr. Woit has also demonstrated outstanding aptitude in organizational leadership and outreach, growing the Madison Community Foundation’s funds from $42 million to $165 million, and holding senior positions in external relations at the Meriter Foundation, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Whitewater and Arizona State University. Her insight into maximizing mission impact for cross-sector organizations makes her an extremely valuable resource to our clients.
Dr. Woit holds a doctorate and two master’s degrees from UW–Madison and a bachelor’s degree from UW-Whitewater, has served on the boards of numerous community organizations and has received the Association of Fundraising Professionals Visionary Award, YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, Urban League of Madison’s Whitney M. Young Award and Best of Madison Business Award, and is a member of the In Business Hall of Fame.