Katie Bunten-Wamaru
Who We Are

Katie Bunten-Wamaru

co-CEO United States

Katie is a fundraiser and strategist with over 12 years of experience in nonprofit management and 8 years working in East Africa. While in East Africa, Katie witnessed first-hand the inequities within the philanthropic sector as well as the power of community-led development. As co-CEO, Katie is laser-focused on driving more resources to high-impact African visionaries.

Prior to her current role, Katie worked with the Segal Family Foundation as the Director of Strategy, spearheading the African Visionary Fellowship. Within the first two years of the Fellowship, Katie brought in $2.4 million in new funding to Fellows. Across her philanthropic experience, she has managed due diligence on grant portfolios of over $10 million and leveraged $21 million in outside funding to grantee partners through extensive donor engagement. 

Katie is skilled at supporting organizations to align their model, operations, and impact measurement with their ultimate vision for change. Katie has an MA in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University and a BA in Peace and Justice Studies from Wellesley College.

In her free time, she can often be found hiking with her husband and their dogs, Mindy & Rocky, or tearing up dance floors across East Africa.