Director of Foundation Giving, Leader Dogs for the Blind
Lansing, MI, USA
Cohort: Points of Light, Atlanta, 2018
Kathryn Tuck joined Leader Dogs for the Blind in 2011 as the manager of foundation giving after ten years of development and advocacy across all sectors, including a programmatic grantmaking role with the State Justice Institute. In her time with Leader Dog, foundation giving has exceeded its goals annually, totaling more than $7.8 million in revenue or roughly 13% of the annual budget. As director of this giving area, she focuses on both domestic and international partnerships, ensuring travel independence for people who are blind, Deaf-Blind, or visually impaired. Tuck attended the 2018 American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy and is active with her local alumni. Taking a live globally, lead locally approach, she is currently treasurer of Howell’s Downtown Development Authority, which is a 2018 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) winner, serves as a trustee for the Howell Carnegie District Library, and continues her love of working with families via Great Start Livingston, where she focuses on early literacy, parent education, and community resource mapping. Tuck holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, master’s degree from Central Michigan University, and completed Michigan State University’s Community Engagement Program. Tuck resides with her husband, son, and two retired racing greyhounds.