Kathleen Norton

Kathleen Norton

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Kathleen is ABC2’s newest teammate.  Joining ABC2 in April 2015 as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Kathleen is based out of Phoenix, AZ.  She brings a wealth of major and corporate gift development experience.  During her career, Kathleen has raised millions of dollars for high-profile cultural, academic and scientific institutions in the state of Arizona. 

Prior to Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, Kathleen served as Vice President of Fund Development and Community Relations for Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph's Hospital.  She launched the International and VIP Program at Barrow and raised over $12 million to build and develop the Fulton ALS Center, the ALS Research Center and an endowed Chair in ALS and Motor-Neuron Disease.  In addition, Kathleen executed the first venture philanthropy gift to the hospital, funding a spine disc regeneration research lab.  Prior to Barrow, Kathleen was Development Director of Principal Gifts for Arizona State University.  She worked closely with ASU President Michael Crow, professors and research scientists.   Kathleen was also the Director of Major and Corporate Gifts at The Phoenix Symphony.

Kathleen has a M.Ed. from the State University of New York and a B.S. Ed. from Kent State University.  In her free time, Kathleen enjoys traveling, hiking, golf, gourmet cooking and attending classes at ASU/Osher Learning Institute.

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