Kate Powers is the COO & Chief Development Officer of Ele's Place, Inc. Prior to taking on this role, she worked for more than 20 years in nonprofit and higher education fundraising and administration, including as the Chief Operating Office of Ele's Place. Kate works with all members of the Ele's Place team and provides support in oversight, governance, and fundraising strategy and development.

Prior to working for Ele's Place, Kate had the honor of serving as a volunteer at many of Ele's Race 5K events as a member of the Junior League of Lansing, of which she is a past president.  

Kate is a graduate of Michigan State University and the IUPUI Fundraising school. She has dedicated her life, professionally and personally to serving children in vulnerable populations. She and her family (husband Jeff, son Joseph and her dog Gigi) live in East Lansing, MI.