Mary Katherine Morales
Joined the Community Foundation in 2021

Mary Katherine (MK) Morales

Vice President for Philanthropic Services

Why I Joined The Community Foundation

“I believe family philanthropy makes the world a better place, and I love helping families achieve more than they ever dreamed possible with their charitable contributions.”
Joined the Community Foundation in 2021
People connector, advisor, and positive change-maker.

Mary Katherine (MK) is passionate about connecting families and individuals who want to create positive change with the leaders and the organizations that make the greatest impact for good. She oversees the Philanthropic Services team, which includes donor-directed grantmaking and fundholder services. She advises nonprofit partners on scaling their operations, connects large foundations to philanthropic issues they care about, facilitates legacy gifts, and establishes charitable funds. MK works closely with professional advisors, government, and community leaders to facilitate complex grants, gifts, and programs that turn ambitions into realities.

Before The Community Foundation

She launched and oversaw the first-ever university-wide Office of Foundation Relations at Florida Atlantic University. MK worked to identify, cultivate, and secure 7-8 figure grants and gifts from local and national foundations, as well as philanthropic families. She was responsible for having a broad understanding of academic, research and fundraising priorities across four campuses as outlined by the President’s Strategic Plan with the utmost professionalism to maximize results. philanthropic and scientific communities to encourage co-investment for large-scale projects.

  • Serves on the board for the Planned Giving Council for Palm Beach County
  • Active member in Estate Planning Councils for Palm Beach & Martin Counties
  • Certified 21/64 Charitable Advisor
  • Completed the Charitable Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) Course
  • Member of Impact 100 of the Palm Beaches
  • Board Member for Hearts for Moms and Association for Fundraising Professionals
  • Serves on the Philanthropy Committee for Hanley Foundation