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Katie Maurer

Grant Writer
Hometown: Bowling Green, KY

Katie is committed to bettering nonprofit organizations by making practices more efficient and effective. With a passion for the arts, Katie has a background in theater and arts administration. Prior to Elevate, Katie developed her grant writing knowledge as a Development Intern with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, where she assisted with drafting Annual Fund appeals and other donor-centered communications. She also worked as a Communication Intern with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, where she focused on messaging to stakeholders and researching outlets for publicity.

Katie holds an MA in Arts Administration and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. She earned her BA in Film and English from the University of Notre Dame, where she was selected as a Governor’s Scholar to attend the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts 2013 program

Katie took the “study what you love” adage to heart and enjoys reading and watching movies, as well as cheering on her Irish in college football.

What's your favorite thing to do in DC?

Exploring the museums, markets and neighborhoods

What's your hidden talent?

I’m great at remembering random (usually useless!) trivia. Until recently, I could remember my locker numbers and combinations through junior high!

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

A comma. I like linking different ideas and leaving things open for further definition.

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