Katy Patton Hays

Katy is a Senior Consultant at Sterling Associates. She joined the firm in Fall 2017 after serving as Chief Grants Officer of The Brown Foundation. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 billion in grants, the majority of which are awarded in Texas with special emphasis on Houston.

Previously, Katy led development activities at KIPP Houston Public Schools, including a $19 million capital campaign; a $100 million expansion initiative; and an annual fundraising campaign that raised approximately $4-5 million annually for program support. Prior to her work with KIPP, she was Chief Development Officer at Texas Children’s Hospital, the largest freestanding pediatric hospital in the United States. She led a comprehensive fundraising program, including Annual Giving/Events, Individual/Planned Giving, and Foundation and Corporate Giving teams. During her tenure, the hospital completed an $80 million campaign that raised funds for a $345 million expansion project. During the 3 ½ years of the campaign, an additional $24.9 million was raised for program support.

Katy has also held leadership positions in development at The Houston Symphony and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Other experience includes The University of Houston System, the Houston Area Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and independent consulting.

Katy is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a BA in Broadcast Journalism.

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