Katherina Rosqueta

Katherina M. Rosqueta, MBA

Founding Executive Director, Center for High Impact Philanthropy

About Katherina

Katherina "Kat" M. Rosqueta is the founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy and adjunct faculty in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2). Founded as a collaboration between SP2 and alumni of the Wharton School, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy is the premier source of knowledge and education to help donors around the world do more good.

Before accepting her appointment to launch the Center, Rosqueta was a consultant with McKinsey & Company; a consultant to the founding team of New Schools Venture Fund; founding director of Board Match Plus, a San Francisco program dedicated to strengthening nonprofit boards; and program manager of Wells Fargo’s Corporate Community Development Group.

She has held numerous civic leadership positions including board president of La Casa de las Madres (San Francisco’s oldest and largest shelter for battered women and their children), chairperson of the United Way’s Bay Area Week of Caring, and co-founder and executive committee member of the Women’s MBA Network. She is the chairperson of the board of Candid (merger of Foundation Center and Guidestar), the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits and foundations. In addition, she serves on the national board of Greenlight Fund, a venture philanthropy fund dedicated to addressing urgent social needs in cities around the United States, and co-chairs Greenlight Fund Philadelphia.

Her work and comments have been cited in numerous publications including the New York Times, Slate, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. She speaks frequently on social-impact management and philanthropy and has lectured at the Wharton School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of California Haas School of Business, and the University of San Francisco’s Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management.

Rosqueta received her BA cum laude from Yale University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She was the 2012 recipient of the Wharton Women in Business Kathleen McDonald Distinguished Alumna Award, a 2011 recipient of the Brava! Women Business Achievement Award, and the 2020 recipient of the Margaret Bailey Speer Award. She and her husband, Michael Idinopulos live in Philadelphia with their three children.

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Executive Education Programs Taught

Wharton Family Office Program: Balancing Family Harmony and Financial Prosperity

In a dynamic financial era, ultra-high-net-worth families must create enduring legacies. Establishing or joining a family office helps preserve and grow wealth while maintaining harmony. Wharton Family Office Program empowers families and advisors with critical knowledge on forming, operating, and managing family offices.