Noblesville, Ind., native joins Conner Prairie as director of individual giving


    Duane Brodt
    Director of Public Relations
    Conner Prairie
    (800) 966-1836

    FISHERS, Ind. (Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015/Conner Prairie) – Indianapolis resident Katie Harvey has joined Conner Prairie as director of individual giving.

    In her role, she will work to strengthen and enhance the museum’s individual giving program, help donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and grow the number of people who support Conner Prairie financially.

    Harvey joins the museum from Indiana University, where she worked as associate director of development at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. In this role, she developed and executed a comprehensive annual giving and stewardship operational plan.

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    Previously, she served as assistant director of major gifts at the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences. She began her fundraising career as the United Way campaign coordinator and community relations specialist for the IU office of the vice president for public affairs and government relations.

    Originally from Noblesville, Ind., Harvey is a graduate of Hamilton Southeastern High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, a certificate from the liberal arts and management program and a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Indiana University.

    Harvey is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

    Spanning 850 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes more than 360,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s only Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically themed destinations and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today.

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    Conner Prairie is a nationally acclaimed interactive history park. Its mission is to inspire curiosity and foster learning about Indiana by providing engaging, individualized and unique experiences. Created by Eli Lilly in 1934, Conner Prairie combines history with science, technology, engineering and math and encourages visitors to explore Indiana’s natural and cultural heritage through hands-on, immersive and interactive experiencing. Inspiring visitors of all ages to discover more about the events, discoveries and forces that shaped the American Midwest, Conner Prairie offers various historically themed, indoor and outdoor experience areas throughout its 800 acres of wooded property in Fishers, Ind. Indiana’s only Smithsonian Institute Affiliate and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Conner Prairie is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that relies on grants and philanthropic donations from corporations and individuals for sustainability and growth. Visit connerprairie.org or call 317.776.6000 or 800.966.1836 for admission dates, hours, ticket prices and opportunities to donate. Connect with Conner Prairie on Facebook at facebook.com/connerprairie, Flickr at flickr.com/people/connerprairie, YouTube at youtube.com/user/ConnerPrairie and Twitter at twitter.com/connerprairie.