katelyn n. brewer
Charleston, South Carolina
Katelyn joined Darkness to Light in November of 2016, bringing valuable experience to the organization, including development and oversight of global initiatives and leadership roles in fundraising, strategy, and operations. As a high energy, entrepreneurial executive, Katelyn is passionate about solving infrastructure and strategic challenges to help organizations achieve programmatic scale.
Prior to Darkness to Light, Katelyn was Chief of Operations for Washington, D.C. based Fallen Patriots, a foundation committed to supporting the children of military veterans, with a focus on increasing transparency and accountability to both donors and scholars. Prior to that, Brewer worked with Africare as director of strategic engagement, managing all Johannesburg-based programmatic activity and regional business development initiatives for Southern Africa. She also served as program manager where she was responsible for managing the performance 2 of 3 of West and Central African country portfolios and raised $162 million in new business during her tenure leading the business development department.
Katelyn’s dedication to innovation, emerging technologies, and cross-team alignment empower nonprofits to achieve critical social goals. Her work has resulted in sustainable change for communities, both nationally and internationally. Katelyn has demonstrated that grassroots community initiatives lay the groundwork for an organization to expand its mission globally.
Katelyn is a graduate of Wheaton College in Boston, MA with a Bachelors in International Relations and French. She lives in Charleston, SC with her spouse.