Kate O’Keefe

Executive Recruiter + Talent Architect

Kate joined Palladian West in 2023, bringing over 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Seeking to support her community while connecting people to their passion, she became a seasoned fundraiser and leader. In her most recent role, Kate served as Vice President of Advancement with Family Promise of West Michigan. Utilizing her strengths as a trained social worker, executive leader, and fundraiser, she provides executive leadership, strategic vision, fundraising, and communications experience to advance business goals. Kate double majored in social work and theology with a minor in communications from Kuyper College.


Captains love rising to meet challenges. Independent and strong-willed, they connect easily with colleagues and direct reports. They’re natural leaders who both inspire and challenge their teams and raise the bar for their organizations.

Kate and her husband, Patrick, reside in the northeast side of Grand Rapids with their dog, Pilot. In her spare time, she loves to travel, eat great food, watch documentaries, and go on long walks. She loves all things 90’s R&B and loves a strong cup of coffee.

Kudos from the Palladian West Team

“Kate is fantastic at identifying great talent, and helping candidates navigate their career paths.”

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