CATHY O’ROURKE, Principal Gifts Officer

Cathy O’Rourke is Principal Gifts Officer at Refugees International. Cathy works on fundraising for RI through events, major gifts, annual giving, and planned gifts. Previously, Cathy worked as a development officer at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, raising money primarily for student scholarships. Cathy has more than five years of experience in fundraising, including time at MicroGrants, a non-profit which gives small grants to individuals in Minnesota. She earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies and history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.