Kate Brueggemann

Senior Vice President of Development

Kate leads the Zoo's Development program, philanthropic efforts, and membership programs. She oversees the efforts to raise mission, capital, and annual funds through individual, foundation, and corporate philanthropy, as well as grants, government contributions, and special events.

Kate is a Certified Fundraising Executive and holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Missouri. She brings deep experience in fundraising for non-for-profit organizations and cultural institutions having served in fundraising leadership roles at the Adler Planetarium, Missouri Botanical Garden, and the Missouri History Museum.