Kate Elmes
Development Officer - Major Gifts

Kate serves on the funder relations team to help build the Institute’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. With a particular focus on the Institute’s major giving program, Kate helps individuals and families make a meaningful impact on Maine’s coast.  

Kate holds a B.A from Lesley University with degrees in women’s studies and political science. Before joining the Island Institute, she worked for Kieve-Wavus, a youth-based nonprofit. Kate is active on numerous boards that foster youth and female leadership in Maine. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the coast of Maine by land and by sea with her dog, Piper.

Work: (207) 594-9209 ext. 147

Email: kelmes@islandinstitute.org