Founding Executive Director, Adjunct Faculty
Katherina M. Rosqueta is the founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy and adjunct faculty of the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) at the University of Pennsylvania. Before accepting her appointment to launch the Center, Kat was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where she served clients in the areas of strategy development, capability-building, and post-merger management.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Kat worked in community development, nonprofit management, and venture philanthropy. She served as a consultant to the founding team of New Schools Venture Fund; founding director of Board Match Plus, a San Francisco program dedicated to strengthening nonprofit boards; and program manager of Wells Fargo’s Corporate Community Development Group.
She has held numerous volunteer and civic leadership positions including board president of La Casa de las Madres (San Francisco’s oldest and largest shelter for battered women and their children); chair of the United Way’s Bay Area Week of Caring, and co-founder and executive committee member of the Women’s MBA Network. She currently serves on the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Responsibility Advisory Committee to the trustees, the board of GuideStar, and the board of Asian Mosaic Fund.
Her work and comments have been cited in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Slate, and BusinessWeek. She speaks frequently on social impact management and philanthropy and has lectured at the Wharton Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of California Haas School of Business, and the University of San Francisco’s Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management.
Kat received her B.A. cum laude from Yale University, an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and was a 2011 recipient of the Brava! Women Business Achievement Award and the 2012 recipient of the Wharton Women in Business Kathleen McDonald Distinguished Alumna Award. She and her husband Michael Idinopulos live in Philadelphia with their three children.
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