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Kate Nielsen

Ms. Nielsen was president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham from 2000 to 2013 after becoming its first development officer in 1995. She was also active in the community foundation field, serving on the National Community Foundation Leadership Team and Alabama Giving.

In Birmingham, Ms. Nielsen has served on a number of Boards, including the Rotary Club of Birmingham, the Eyesight Foundation of Alabama, the Alabama Association of Nonprofits, and the Birmingham Museum of Art; and was honored as the Fundraising Executive of the Year by the Alabama Association of Fundraising Executives.

She continues to be active in her community, serving on the Board of Create Birmingham and as a Regent of the University of the South, and she actively supports the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Railroad Park, and the Cathedral Church of the Advent.