Katlyn Torgerson

Senior Vice President
Seattle, WA

"It’s hard to exaggerate the power of bringing together a visionary leader and a generous philanthropist. I see the tangible, positive, and lasting results of these partnerships every day, and it is a privilege to play a part in this work."

Since 2011, Katlyn has provided strategic counsel and on-site direction to CCS clients through major capital campaigns, feasibility and planning studies, development assessments, and benchmarking initiatives.

During her tenure at CCS, she has partnered with organizations across nonprofit sectors, including healthcare, education, religion, foundations, and social services, to raise over $150 million in capital and programmatic funding.

Katlyn joined CCS as one of three in-residence directors supporting The Campaign for UCSF Medical Center, a $600 million endeavor to build new children’s, women’s, and cancer hospitals. At UCSF, Katlyn was responsible for prospect and donor communications, solicitations, stewardship, and moves management.  The campaign received some of the largest gifts ever made to a University of California, and marks the first time in the history of the University of California that a single capital project has attracted two gifts of $100 million or more.

Filling various roles – consultant, board member, and volunteer – Katlyn has helped mission-based organizations with fundraising, strategic planning, board management, events, marketing, communications and research.

Katlyn received her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, her Masters of Education from Arizona State University, and is a Teach for America alumna.

Featured Projects

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle, WA)
  • UCSF Medical Center & UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals (San Francisco, CA)
  • Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (San Francisco, CA)
  • Marin General Hospital (Greenbrae, CA)
  • Head Royce School (Oakland, CA)
  • The Diocese of San Jose (San Jose, CA)
  • Hospice & Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley (Ketchum, ID)