Adkins Arboretum is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Rattie as director of advancement and planning. She joined the staff November 1.
“The Arboretum is a fascinating place,” says Rattie, a longtime member. “I have yet to find another organization that so personally impacts people to make decisions to help the health of the Bay. It has an inspirational story and an inspirational message. These qualities will help me, as a fundraiser, to work to benefit the Arboretum and its members.”
A seasoned development professional, Rattie is charged with managing the Arboretum’s capital campaign and its planned giving, major gifts, and annual appeal programs. She most recently served as vice president of advancement at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
“Kate brings decades of successful marketing and fundraising experience to the Arboretum,” says Executive Director Ellie Altman. “Combined with her passion for and understanding of the Arboretum’s mission, she will be a critical player in helping the Arboretum achieve its ambitious agenda to expand its facilities and programs.”
“I look forward to meeting members, welcoming new members, and helping to bring the Campaign to a resoundingly successful close,” says Rattie. “The new Arboretum Center will make a world of difference for members. The vision for the Arboretum’s next steps is really quite something.”
Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.