Kathleen A. McDermott

Director of Nonprofit Advisory Services


Kathleen A. McDermott
Kathleen A. McDermott, serves as Director of Nonprofit Advisory Services and has worked in the nonprofit management industry since 1994. As the Director of Nonprofit Advisory Services, Kathleen is responsible for working with nonprofit clients in the areas of planning, fund development and governance. Having previously raised over $30 million in annual fund campaigns, capital campaigns, grant proposals and other fund raising activities, Kathleen has extensive experience managing nonprofits, implementing fund raising campaigns and working with nonprofit Board of Directors. Read More →

Kathleen joined McKinley Carter following a successful tenure as President of Oglebay Institute, one of Wheeling’s largest nonprofit organizations. She has also served as a consultant for many regional nonprofits including The Oglebay Foundation, Tamarack Foundation, WV Education Alliance, Wheeling Jesuit University, YMCA of Wheeling and more.

Kathleen has a Master in Arts Management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Dickinson College. She received a Certified Fund Raising Professional designation from the Association of Fund Raising Professionals. She has also served on numerous boards and commissions. In 2012, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin appointed her as a Commissioner to the WV Women's Commission. She has been recognized in Ogden Newspaper's Face of the Future in 2007 and was also a member of The State Journal's Generation Next: WV's 40 under 40 in 2008.