Elizabeth McKibbin will oversee fundraising programs for foundation

By Elizbeth Hennig     12/6/2019

The Board of Directors of the Orange Catholic Foundation has announced the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth McKibbin as vice president of philanthropy. McKibbin is a seasoned fundraising professional with more than 10 years experience serving prominent nonprofit organizations, including Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), Orangewood Foundation, KidWorks and others.

In her previous positions McKibbin directed major gifts programs, managed annual fundraising events, led individual, corporate and foundation giving, and planned giving programs. One of her key strengths is her ability to help facilitate and sustain lasting and effective relationships with community philanthropists, board members, colleagues, volunteers, and foundation partners.

“I look forward to working collaboratively with my colleagues and board members at the Orange Catholic Foundation, Bishop Kevin Vann, Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Freyer, Auxiliary Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen, the Vicar General Monsignor Stephen Doktorczyk, and pastors, priests, principals, and volunteers throughout the Diocese of Orange in support of its parishes, schools and ministries,” said McKibbin.

In her new role, McKibbin is responsible for the development and strategic implementation of fundraising programs of the Orange Catholic Foundation. In her role as vice president of philanthropy she will serve as a key member of the senior management team and work to advance the mission, values, and strategic goals of the foundation.

“I truly enjoy working in partnership with supporters, helping them to fulfill their wishes in making a difference in the community,” she explains.

From an early age, McKibbin’s Catholic faith has been central to her life. For this reason, she is enthusiastically looking forward to supporting the work and mission of the Orange Catholic Foundation.

“I am grateful to be a part of such a vibrant, diverse community of faith,” she says. “My goal as VP of philanthropy at the Orange Catholic Foundation is to build upon the unity of our great faith and continue to help strengthen our commitment as Catholics to share the joy of the Gospel with others.”