Cornerstone Capital is pleased to announce the addition of Katherine Pease to our Investment Advisory team. Katherine joins as Director of Impact Investing. In this new position, Katherine will help guide our clients in constructing impact investing strategies and sourcing investment opportunities, and will contribute to ongoing relationship management and impact measurement. She will also support our investment research team in developing thematic research in areas specifically related to impact investing.
Katherine has worked with foundations, investors and nonprofit organizations for more than 20 years, most recently as the principal of KP Advisors, a Colorado-based firm that worked with foundations, nonprofits and investors. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Global Greengrants Fund and as a member of the Advisory Board for the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado. Previously Katherine served as the executive director of the Gill Foundation and as Senior Vice President for Philanthropic Investments and Policy at Gary Community Investments/Piton Foundation. She has also been a member of Cornerstone’s Global Advisory Council. Katherine regularly speaks about the intersection of impact investing and social equity and has written about the subject extensively. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from The Colorado College and her Masters in Public Administration from The University of Colorado, where she is also a Lecturer in the School of Public Affairs.
Erika Karp, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital, noted , “We are thrilled to welcome Katherine to Cornerstone as we continue building our ability to drive social impact investing to scale. I can’t think of an executive who is more aligned, committed and skilled to play this critical role for our firm.”
Phil Kirshman, CIO of Cornerstone Capital Investment Advisory, added, “Katherine brings a rare combination of deep thoughtfulness about the value of impactful entrepreneurship together with incredible experience working with philanthropies and entrepreneurs. She’s also been a true pioneer and thought leader to the impact investment space. We could not be more delighted that she’s joining Cornerstone at this inflection point in our own development as a firm.”