Katherine M. Richardson

Katherine currently serves as Director of Development and Community Relations at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, New Hampshire.  Prior to this, she was Campaign Manager at Monadnock United Way for almost three years, overseeing many aspects of their annual $2 million campaign.  Before United Way, her career focused primarily on marketing, having worked as Marketing and Admissions Coordinator at Antioch University New England for three years and in New York City where she began her career with the Pittston Company, a Fortune 500 company, and later at an international consulting firm as a marketing assistant.  Katherine and her husband, Patrick, moved to Surry, New Hampshire in 1990, where she was a stay-at-home mom for 10 years.  During this time, she helped her husband establish and manage Richardson Home Inspection Service.

Katherine is active in the Keene community with a number of non-profit organizations.  She is currently President of the Board of Directors for Sophia’s Hearth, a wonderful early childhood teacher education and childcare center.  She also volunteers at the Keene YMCA, the Monadnock United Way, and most recently the Keene Housing Kids Collaborative.  Her most rewarding volunteer role is with Big Brothers Big Sisters where she has been a Big Sister to a very active 11-year old girl for the past three years.

Katherine attended Virginia Intermont College and received an A.A. degree in 1978 as a dance major. She is a member of the Association of Hospital Philanthropy as well as the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) candidate.

If Katherine had all the time in the world, she would definitely devote far more time to her garden as well as reading, kayaking, hiking, and traveling the world.