Congratulations to Kathryn Tuck!
We are proud to announce that Leader Dog's own Director of Foundation Giving, Kathryn Tuck, has been awarded the Oakland County Executive Elite 40 under 40 award. This award recognizes dynamic leaders under the age of 40 who excel in their field and improve the quality of life in Oakland County. Kathryn is an accomplished thought leader in her field and this award not only highlights her work but also Leader Dog within the community. Kathryn was chosen from a pool of nearly 400 candidates by public vote. Congratulations, Kathryn!
Kathryn Tuck joined Leader Dogs for the Blind in 2011 as the manager of foundation giving after ten years of development and advocacy across all sectors, inclusive of two years as a grantmaker with the State Justice Institute. In her time with Leader Dog, foundation giving has exceeded its goals four out of five grant cycles, including several years totaling more than one million dollars in revenue. Under her leadership, the foundation phase of the Campaign for Leader Dog – Canine Development Center generated over $950,000 across 16 different foundation grants.
In 2015, Tuck was named a Next Gen Fellow by Exponent Philanthropy. In addition to her position at Leader Dog, she currently serves as a consultant to public sector grantmakers and performs hundreds of hours of volunteerism with grassroots nonprofits that are vital to her community and close to her heart.
She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, received her master’s degree from Central Michigan University, recently completed Michigan State University’s Community Engagement Program, and is currently pursuing her doctoral studies. Tuck resides with her husband and family in Howell, Michigan.