Our story

Katie Adams Farrell, Founder & President

Katie is an entrepreneurial fundraising expert. Specializing in strategic planning, capital campaigns, grant writing, government advocacy, and corporate sponsorship, Katie has managed projects and raised many millions in support of nonprofits and causes across Southern California. 

KAF Catalyst was initially formed to provide a range of nonprofit consulting and fundraising services. While every or

Before launching KAF Catalyst, Katie led fundraising teams at institutions small and large including the Museum of Latin American Art, Aquarium of the Pacific, and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 

Katie is the incoming President of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Orange County where she is passionate about growing and empowering a community of women entrepreneurs. She also serves on several nonprofit Boards including the Women's Journey Foundation and is the Co-founder of the Professional Advisers Council at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Katie holds a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Music Performance from California State University, Long Beach.