Kitty Forbes Vogt
Director, Community Engagement
An essential part of GRA’s mission is building relationships and strengthening networks among Georgia scientists and the supporters of their work. As director of community engagement, Kitty Vogt factors prominently into this effort, forging connections with GRA’s corporate and foundation partners as well as individual donors.
Any given day will find Kitty working her way through grant applications and project reports, in between coordinating meetings and arranging introductions. Because GRA exists through the generous support of private donors, the relationships Kitty nurtures are key to the organization’s success. She honed these skills early in her 25-year career, working as a fundraiser for the arts, including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Kitty also puts her management skills to good use coordinating special initiatives. She has played pivotal roles in supporting GRA efforts to advance next-generation vaccines, and cutting-edge telecommunications technologies. Her adaptability is part of what makes Kitty such a valuable team member. She has the gifts of flexibility and agility, and is able to shift or expand her focus depending on what the organization needs at any given time.
Kitty holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Georgia State University, and a B.A. degree in English from Emory University.