Preserving the real places and the real stories of Texas.
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Development Workshop Presenter Biographies

KATIE CUKERBAUM
Development Manager, Friends of the Texas Historical Commission

Katie grew up in Dripping Springs, Texas. Since September 2017, she has worked as Development Manager for Friends of the Texas Historical Commission. Prior to joining FTHC, she worked as Executive Director of the Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee for five years, and for two years as Community Outreach Director for an Austin-area nonprofit. In her role as Development Manager with the Friends of the THC, Katie focuses on grant writing as well as on major gift fundraising, donor relations, and communications and outreach. She also manages the Friends’ Annual Fund Program, is the research guru for the Friends’ development office, and manages all aspects of communications (newsletters, social media, etc.) for the Friends. Katie is a former board member of the Texas Democracy Foundation, the parent Board of The Texas Observer publication. Katie received her BA in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and has also received a Certificate in Certificate in Current Affairs Fundraising: Crisis Management from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

ANGELA REED
Community Partnerships Coordinator, Texas Historical Commission

Angela Reed, Community Partnerships Coordinator for the THC’s Historic Sites Division, consults for nonprofit Friends Group organizations that support the agency’s State Historic Sites as they navigate fundraising, strategic planning, board development, 501(c)3 requirements, and agency policies. Angela has worn many hats in her career of almost 20 years working in both the nonprofit and public sectors, all of which required fundraising. She has served as a historian with Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Historic Sites Program, program director and interim executive director for Preservation Austin, development manager for the historic Paramount Theatre and then at the Friends of the THC, before accepting her current position that helps build and strengthen nonprofit Friends Groups. Angela also devotes volunteer time in her community, serving as chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and as a member of the Preservation Committee of her neighborhood association. She also served as an organizing board chair for Partners for Education, Agriculture and Sustainability (PEAS) as it grew from a fledging nonprofit with a single staff member, to now a fully funded organization with seven staff members and multiple programs. Angela holds a master’s in humanities and public history from New York University, a bachelor’s in sociology from St. Edward’s University, and holds a Certificate in Training, Consulting and Facilitation from the Center for New Leadership, Marlboro College.

ANJALI KAUL ZUTSHI, CFRM
Executive Director, Friends of the Texas Historical Commission / Chief Development Officer, Texas Historical Commission

Anjali Kaul Zutshi, Executive Director of the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, and Chief Development Officer for the Texas Historical Commission, leads the fundraising efforts for the Friends in support of the Texas Historical Commission’s mission of historic preservation. Anjali has over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, in development and fundraising, strategic planning, program development and non-profit management. She spent almost twelve years with the Trust for Public Land, a national land conservation organization based out of San Francisco, CA, building the Texas development program, coordinating several capital campaigns, and working on several municipal public funding measures. Following her tenure at TPL, Anjali ran a successful fundraising consulting business for nine years, continuing her work with land conservation organizations, as well as children and youth, and aging services non-profits, before joining the THC team in 2016. Through her work over the last 25 years, Anjali has established a successful track record – working with non-profits on building sustainability through effective management, and with funders on building partnerships for effective mission support and delivery. Anjali is a graduate of Leadership Austin, and is a committed community volunteer, serving as a member of the of the Advisory Council for the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas at Austin, and on the advisory board of Indie Meme. She has also served on multiple other board and committees, including the Boards of the Eanes Education Foundation, the Eanes ISD’s District Leadership Team, the Open Door Preschool in Austin, and the Environmental Support Center in Washington DC. Anjali is an architect by training, with a graduate degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin. She has also earned a Certificate in Fundraising Management (CFRM), and a Certificate in Certificate in Current Affairs Fundraising: Crisis Management from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.