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Meet the ENF Staff

Kate Keating Edsey
Development Manager

How long have you worked at the ENF?
I’ve been with the ENF for just over 5 years.

What projects are you/your department working on right now?
We’re in the middle of planning for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which means a lot of meetings and budgeting. In
Kate shows off posters from previous National Convention
ENF Major Donor events. What will the theme be in 2014?
addition to planning for the Development department, I’m also managing the logistics for upcoming ENF events. The biggest thing on my to-do list right now is planning for the ENF presence at the 2014 Elks National Convention—visit our new and improved ENF booth in New Orleans!

What’s your favorite part of working at the ENF?
Working with the ENF Fundraising Chairs is the best thing about my role at the ENF. The passion and commitment these volunteers have for the ENF and their community is inspiring.

Describe your average day at the ENF.
I don’t think there is an average day at ENF! Typically my day is spent “changing hats” between checking in every morning with my Fundraising team colleague, Lindsay Hurth, assisting ENF Fundraising Chairs, and managing projects within our Development Plan. I’m also checking in regularly on our upcoming events—the Most Valuable Student Interview Weekend in Chicago and the Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals in Springfield, Mass.—which require a lot of collaboration with key programs staff.

What’s on your Christmas list this year?
Christmas came early in my house—all I wanted was a trip to the 2014 Rose Bowl for my Michigan State University Spartans. Go Green!

What’s one thing about you that might surprise people?
I’ve been to more countries that states. Working for the ENF has taken me around the country, so that will change soon when I surpass twenty states. 

What TV show do you never miss?
Homeland—it’s the best show on television. The season just ended though, so I’ll need to find something else to watch on Sunday nights this winter. Any suggestions?

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