Rosalie Sheehy Cates

Senior Advisor and Executive in Residence, The Giving Practice/Philanthropy Northwest

Rosalie Sheehy Cates is a Senior Advisor at The Giving Practice and Impact Investing Catalyst Fellow. Rosalie is a community investment consultant. She helps mission investors find and make deals that create affordable housing, community facilities, local food systems and small businesses. Rosalie has also managed a number of national initiatives, working to build new investment tools, platforms and funds. Rosalie’s emphasizes practical strategies grounded in local relationships.

Rosalie was with the Montana Community Development Corporation from 1989-2010, including 14 years as CEO. Prior to that Rosalie lived in rural Wisconsin (1980-1989) where she was an organizer for family farms and sustainable agriculture. She also helped with her family’s small cattle operation. She lives with her family in Missoula, Montana.