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Catherine Lee

Senior Director, Development & Operations

A black-and-white headshot of Catherine Lee. She is an Asian woman, she has a short black bob. She is smiling softly at the camera.

Catherine Lee is a nonprofit administrator and fundraiser, specifically bringing her experience within community-based arts and culture spaces. She has her Master of Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington in Seattle. 

Prior to joining BlackStar Projects, Catherine most recently served as the Development Director at Fleisher Art Memorial in the Bella Vista neighborhood of South Philadelphia. Catherine also brings nearly a decade’s worth of experience in resource development, Board engagement, program design, and development operations from her time at Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia’s Chinatown North, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and work as a consultant managing an extensive portfolio of nonprofit clients. 

Outside of work, Catherine has been a contributing writer to a Bhutan-based youth magazine, mentors youth and young professionals, pursues her interests in screen printing, and leverages her nonprofit expertise to support emerging artists of color. She also enjoys photography, collecting antique typewriters, and taking care of her two dogs.