Katie Burton, the new Riveredge Director of Development, comes to Riveredge with more than 10 years experience working in the field. Katie began her nonprofit career with Sojourner Family Peace Center. From there, she went to work at Marquette University High School where she spent nearly eight years, completing her time there as the Director of Development Services. A Grafton resident with an expanding family, she then moved to work closer to home at Concordia University, where she oversaw the Annual Fund program for both Wisconsin and Ann Arbor campuses.
Katie is born and raised in Grafton and it’s where her family has set their roots. Her husband, Ricky, runs his own business – Burton Landscaping, LLC. They are both very active in the community, on the Board of a local charity, volunteer and participate wherever they can. They have two children, Wesley (12) and Allie (2) and a puppy, Remi. Family is life, so much of their time is spent at sporting events, school activities, and play dates, but when time allows, Katie enjoys anything outdoors – gardening, long walks with a book on tape, swimming, working in the yard, and rummaging (love a good deal!). She also enjoys cooking with a good glass of wine. Her favorite pastime though, spending time with family and friends…and talking – haha!
Katie started at Riveredge in the end of March and she will focus on annual fund development, membership, and sponsorship. Katie, Courtney Rogaczewski, and Renee Buchholz will work collaboratively on a variety of projects, as well as working in concert with Ed Makowski in marketing to ensure that a cohesive Riveredge message is being put forth about all of our efforts.
Welcome to Riveredge Katie! Katie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.