Kate Pew Wolters

Former Executive Director at The Steelcase Foundation

Kate Pew Wolters

Kate Pew Wolters

Former Executive Director at The Steelcase Foundation

Biography

Founder of Kate & Richard Wolters Foundation, Kate Pew Wolters is Chairman at The Steelcase Foundation, Co-Chairman for Kent County Children's Commission, Co-Chairman of First Steps Commission and President of Kate & Richard Wolters Foundation and on the board of 6 other companies. Ms. Wolters received a graduate degree from Michigan State University and an undergraduate degree from Aquinas College (Michigan).

Overview
Career Highlights

The Steelcase Foundation

RelSci Relationships

713

Number of Boards

18

Birthday

1958

Age

61

Number of Awards

4

Relationships
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President & Treasurer at Dornick Foundation, Inc.

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President, Chief Executive Officer, Director at Steelcase, Inc.

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Regional President, West Michigan at Fifth Third Bank

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President at The Steelcase Foundation

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Regional President, West Michigan at The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

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Treasurer at Economic Club of Grand Rapids

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Co-Founder at GA Holding Co. LLC

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Former President at Meijer, Inc.

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President at Ellis Parking Company

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Executive Director at Grand Valley University Foundation

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December 21, 2016
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December 21, 2016
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October 12, 2015
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President & Treasurer at Dornick Foundation, Inc.

Education
Master's Degree in Social Work

Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan, United States and is the first land-grant institution that was created to serve as a model for future land-grant colleges in the country under the 1862 Morrill Act. Michigan State has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. Following the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is the ninth-largest university in the United States, with 47,800 students and 2,954 faculty members.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Aquinas College is a private educational institution rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The College’s mission is to provide a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasize career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and foster a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good.

Career History
Executive Director
1986 - Prior

The Steelcase Foundation Our brands offer a comprehensive portfolio of workplace products, furnishings and services, inspired by over 100 years of insight gained serving the world’s leading organizations. We are globally accessible through a network of channels, including over 650 dealers. We design for social, economic and environmental sustainability. Steelcase is a global, publicly traded company leading our industry with fiscal 2012 revenue of approximately $2.75 billion and nearly 10,000 employees around the world. The leadership team is based at the global headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Steelcase Inc. encompasses three core brands -- Steelcase, Turnstone and Coalesse – and several sub-brands, including Nurture, our healthcare division.

Staff Social Worker, Counseling & Referral Center
1982 - 1984

Steelcase, Inc. engages in the provision of furnishing solutions, and architecture, furniture, and technology products. It operates through following segments: Americas, EMEA, and Others. The Americas segment serves customers in the United States (U.S.), Canada, the Caribbean Islands, and Latin America. The EMEA segment serves customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa primarily under the Steelcase and Coalesse brands. The Other segment includes Asia Pacific, Designtex, and PolyVision. The company was founded by Peter Martin Wege, Walter D. Idema, and David Hunting on March 14, 1912 and is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI.

Boards & Committees
Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Current

Aquinas College is a private educational institution rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The College’s mission is to provide a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasize career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and foster a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good.

Vice Chairman
1994 - Prior

NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of fifteen Presidential appointees , an Executive Director appointed by the Chairman, and eleven, full-time professional staff. NCD's Mission NCD's mission is to be a trusted advisor, in collaboration with people with disabilities to: The President The Congress Federal entities State, tribal communities, and local governments; and Other entities and organizations NCD fulfills its advisory roles regarding disability policies, programs, procedures, and practices that enhance equal opportunity by: Convening stakeholders to acquire timely and relevant input for recommendations and action steps Gathering and analyzing data and other information Engaging and influencing current debates and agendas Identifying and formulating solutions to emerging and long-standing challenges; and Providing tools to facilitate effective implementation History of NCD NCD has a proud history. First established as a small advisory Council within the Department of Education in 1978, NCD was transformed into an independent agency in 1984 and charged with reviewing all federal disability programs and policies. In 1986, NCD recommended enactment of an Americans with Disabilities Act, and then drafted the first version of the bill introduce in the House and Senate in 1988. Since enactment of the ADA in 1990, NCD has continued to play a leading role in analyzing the needs of people with disabilities, crafting policy solutions, and advising the President and Congress.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$25K +
2016

The Grand Valley University Foundation provides support to Grand Valley State University to assist in its goals and mission. This support provides grants and scholarships, faculty and academic program development, capital maintenance and growth, and long-term fiscal security.

$25K +
2014

The Grand Valley University Foundation provides support to Grand Valley State University to assist in its goals and mission. This support provides grants and scholarships, faculty and academic program development, capital maintenance and growth, and long-term fiscal security.

$1,000 +
2013

The Grand Valley University Foundation provides support to Grand Valley State University to assist in its goals and mission. This support provides grants and scholarships, faculty and academic program development, capital maintenance and growth, and long-term fiscal security.

Political Donations
$100
2016

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$250
2012

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$40K
2012

Former President of United States

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Awards & Honors
2001
Michigan Women's Foundation - Women of Achievement and Courage Award
1999
Aquinas College
1997
YWCA West Central Michigan- Tribute Award
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