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Kate Wheeler

President & CEO

Kate (she/her) brings more than 20 years of nonprofit experience, including fundraising, education, finance and community engagement to Crystal Cove Conservancy. She’s worked in the nonprofit sector since 1994, primarily focused on helping organizations achieve their programmatic missions through fund development, community engagement and strategic planning for national and international organizations. She holds a master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of San Diego and has taught at both USD and National University’s Sanford Institute of Philanthropy.

Prior to joining The Conservancy, Kate worked at Director of Strategic Relationships for the International Fund for Animal Welfare as well as a stint as Director of Strategic Relationships at The Conservancy from 2015-2017. She lives in Laguna Niguel with her cat and two dogs.


Kate's Cove Best:

Winter sunsets!

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