Kathleen Contrino
Senior Account Director

Hi, I am Kathleen Contrino … I have been a professional in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years.  I’m looking forward to bringing my Nonprofit Fundraising, Development, Marketing and Management experience to my role as a Senior Account Director in Gabriel Group’s Nonprofit Division.  I have worked within the Higher Education, Healthcare, Human Services Arts & Cultural, Political and Faith-Based sectors.  I have been responsible for the successful strategic planning and development of annual fund, multi-year, sustainer, major gift, planned giving and capital campaign programs using direct response, multi-channel and integrated strategies.  I have a Master’s degree from Colorado State University and served as an adjunct faculty member with the Graduate Nonprofit Management Program at Regis University.

When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband Joe and our family. I love to spend time tending to the gardens we’ve created at our home which include vegetable, cutting and shade gardens!  I enjoy cooking, yoga, writing and traveling.  I grew up in Florida and come from a family of competitive swimmers.  As they say, “chlorine is the perfume of summer.”  I still swim and currently I am a top ten ranked member of the Colorado Master’s Swim Association.

My first job (at age 14) was as a weekend breakfast shift waitress at Holiday Inn in Florida.

As a child, I wanted to grow up to be a writer.