Elaine E. Katz, MS, CCC-SP
Subject Matter Expert
As Senior Vice President of Grants and Communications for Kessler Foundation, Elaine oversees the Foundation’s comprehensive grantmaking program and its communications department. During her tenure, Kessler Foundation has awarded more than $50 million for national and community-based employment programs. Elaine works with non-profit organizations in board development, fundraising, marketing, and business development. She serves on the boards of JESPY House, Support Center NYC, New Jersey Association of People Supporting Employment First, Essex/Newark Disabilities Issues Committee, NJDDAN Employment Workgroup, and program committee of the Council of NJ Grantmakers. She is an appointed member of Empower NYC Advisory Board, Workforce Matters National Steering Committee, ReelAbilities NYC Advisory Board, ReelAbilities 2021-22 Film Selection Committee and the NJ Veterans and Community Collaborative Network (VCCN). Elaine served as a member of the Human and Children Services Transition Advisory Committee for Governor-elect Phil Murphy. Elaine received the Community Access Unlimited 2019 Humanitarian Award, 2016 GI Go Fund Jackson Drysdale Civilian of the Year Award and the 2015 Betty Pendler Award from Community Options, Inc.