Kate Hanson

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Kate Hanson joined the SIU Foundation in March 2020 as Director of Development for Saluki Athletics. Kate moved to Carbondale from Grand Junction, Colorado, where she founded Be Impactful, a community foundation focused on innovative grantmaking and community-driven philanthropy.

Before starting Be Impactful, Kate was a fundraiser for the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Kate received her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law from the University of Arizona. She is a Kentucky native and lives in Carbondale with her husband and their two dogs.

During her free time, she loves exploring Southern Illinois and spending time with friends.