Senior Vice President, Civic Participation Action Fund
Katherine Peck is the Senior Vice President for the Civic Participation Action Fund, a Washington, D.C. based grant making organization whose mission is to promote racial equity, economic opportunity, and democratic participation among low-income communities and people of color through advocacy and civic engagement. Previously, she served as the Senior Vice President for Programs for the Denver based Gill Foundation where she was responsible for overseeing the foundation’s grant making and strategic programs, nationally and in Colorado, focusing on achieving full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Katherine was responsible for the development and implementation of policy advocacy programs, and programs directed at building alliances with non-LGBT individuals, organizations and institutions.
In addition to serving on the board of the Advancement Project, Katherine currently chairs the board of State Voices, a national civic engagement organization. Katherine’s extensive history of community involvement includes the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, where she served as board president; the Denver Foundation’s civic and education advisory committee; and the boards of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation, the Colorado Women’s Forum, and the Legal Aid Foundation.
Prior to her work in philanthropy, Katherine was a partner at Holme Roberts & Owen LLP where she practiced law from 1984 to 2001. Katherine earned her law degree from the University of Denver, attending school in the evenings while working as a financial analyst for the United Bank of Denver National Association. Katherine has been recognized as a Woman Leader of Excellence by the Colorado Women’s Leadership Coalition, and is a member of the prestigious Women’s Leadership Circle of the Girl Scouts of Colorado. Most recently, the Colorado Women’s Bar Association honored Katherine with its “Raising the Bar Award.”