Congratulations, Kate Otis for also receiving the Young Philanthropist Award this year! The Young Philanthropist Award recognizes a next generation philanthropist (under 45) who has had significant impact on a nonprofit organization or a community project through their personal philanthropy efforts. As Vice President and Director of Community Relations at KeyBank, Kate leads KeyBank’s corporate volunteer efforts and has the opportunity to interact and support nonprofits in our community with diverse missions from health care, human services, educational, arts and cultural organizations.
In her previous employment with BlueShield of Northeastern New York aand Fidelis Care, she served as community relations liaison and developed strong nonprofit relationships to help increase corporate visibility. She also served as Director of Events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation where she recruited and managed volunteers for more than twenty major events.
Kate represents a new generation of philanthropists who are taking a leading role in transforming our Capital Region community. She leads by example, volunteering her time and talents for many organizations in various capacities including: Seton/Northeast Health Foundation, St. Peter’s Health Partners, Hopscotch & Slide Event Committee to benefit Seton Health, Tour de Cure to benefit American Diabetes Association, and many more.
Kate’s involvement in our community reflects a commitment to philanthropy among the next generation of community leaders. She inspires others to embrace the notion of giving back to society and working to improve our Capital Region community as evidenced by her recent participation as a panelist on Next Generation Philanthropy for The Stakeholders Foundation. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to our community and future leaders of the community. Congratulations again, and we cannot wait to present you with your award on April 14, 2015.
Based in Albany, New York, The Stakeholders is a not-for-profit organization that inspires and equips people to take positive action in their communities. Stakeholders, Inc. is a New York State Regional Volunteer Center for an eight-county region, as well as an affiliate of the National Points of Light Institute.
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