Catherine Cooney
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Current Position

Director of Donor Services

Montana Community Foundation


Bigfork, MT



Specialty Areas
  • Fundraising
  • Non-Profit
  • Human Services

Public Speaking, Program Development, Donor Development, Planned Giving, Endowment Building

More Information:

Leadership Experience

I have worked in the community foundation sector for 19 years, both in California and Montana. Before that, I spent 12 years working in nonprofit health care settings, including 9 years as a clinic manager for Planned Parenthood.

I have a B.A. in Sociology, Masters in Public Administration and a certificate in Nonprofit Management.  I have spent many years working with local communities to start and build local community foundations. I currently work with major donors to assist them with their philanthropy.

I am also a group fitness instructor with nine years of experience. I currently teach Oula dance fitness classes in Bigfork to inspire my students to be fit and stay active.

I am the Vice-President of the Board of my church, the Glacier Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, in Kalispell and the former secretary of my homeowners association and former secretary of the Toastmasters chapter in Kalispell.

I have earned the Competent Communicator award from the Kalispell Toastmasters chapter and enjoy public speaking.

How I Want to Participate in PowerHouse

I would like to network with other women.