Kate Ray

Program Associate, Rogers Family Foundation

Kate Ray joined the Rogers Family Foundation team in July of 2019. As the Foundation’s Program Associate, Kate supports the Foundation’s program operations, strategic communications, grants management, and facility functions. Prior to joining the Foundation, Kate spent two years as a middle-school science teacher, first in Fort Worth, Texas, and most recently in Oakland with Aspire Public Schools. Kate earned a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (4-8 Grade Science Education) from the University of North Texas, and a M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership from TCU, where she served as the Tutorial Coordinator for the university’s Athletic Academic Services Office. She currently lives in Oakland.


Effective Family Philanthropy in Action

Listening, Learning, Supporting: Reflections on the RFF Team’s Support Beyond The Grant

Posted on June 28, 2023 by Rhonnel Sotelo, Kate Ray

Children playing with teacher in classroom, Courtesy of the Rogers Family Foundation
When the Rogers Family Foundation announced the sunsetting of our Oakland education strategy in October 2020, our team knew we’d reach a point of reflection on our grantmaking and practices over the last two decades. That time is now. This piece focuses on the concept of “Beyond the Grant,” which challenges funders to leverage internal organizational capacity to support their… Read More