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Katherine Ponce

Senior Research Associate for Special Projects

As the Senior Associate for Special Projects, Katherine Ponce engages in both qualitative and quantitative research projects to advance NCRP’s mission.

Before NCRP, Katherine’s passion to strengthen the involvement of community in philanthropy grew during her time at the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy. Here she analyzed data trends for the center’s publications and outreach to uplift field partners focused on participatory grantmaking.

Katherine earned a dual degree, an MBA in Social Impact and MS in Global Health Policy and Management, in 2021 from the Heller School at Brandeis University, and a BA in 2015 from Towson University.

Outside of work, Katherine is an avid soccer fan and coach.

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