Assistant Director of Advancement

Kaylee Donahue



Kaylee is a knowledgeable fundraising and events professional with over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit industry. With a track record of success in donor engagement, communication, and stewardship, Kaylee has honed her skills in executing annual fundraising plans, direct mail programs, and crafting compelling appeals that inspire giving.  Kaylee joined Cornish College of the Arts in 2023 as the Assistant Director of Advancement. As a highly skilled event strategist and executor, Kaylee has planned events ranging from intimate gatherings of 100 people to large-scale affairs of 2,000 attendees. Whether it's an auction, luncheon, or fundraising dinner, Kaylee’s attention to detail, creativity, and passion for creating unforgettable experiences ensures that every event is a resounding success.

Kaylee's work is more than just a job - it's a calling. Driven by a desire to make a direct, positive impact in her community, Kaylee is dedicated to leveraging her skills and expertise to help organizations achieve their fundraising goals and make a real difference in the lives of those they serve.  Kaylee holds a BA in psychology from the University of Washington. In her free time, she enjoys tasting Washington wines and traveling to new places.


Psychology, BA
University of Washington