Katherine (Kathy) R. Laing

Program Manager, Institute on Philanthropy


Katherine (Kathy) R. Laing has been the Program Manager for the Institute on Philanthropy at the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies since 2005. She spent her early career working for various financial services companies, advising insurance agents and brokers on tax strategies for retirement, executive benefits and estate plans. She was also the product and marketing manager for variable annuity products at Genworth. Kathy’s involvement in the community includes past board member & program chair of both AFP and VAFRE, current member of the Strategic Long Range Planning and Tennis Committees at Meadowbrook Country Club, Gettysburg College class agent & co-chair of 30th reunion, alumni reunion committee & writer for Class Notes 15+ years, member of the development committee at St. Gertrude’s High School.

Kathy received her masters nonprofit studies (MNS) from the University of Richmond and in financial services (MSFS) from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Penn., her BA from Gettysburg College, Penn., and her post-BAC in Teacher Licensure from the University of Richmond. As a lifelong learner, she also received certificates in Fundraising & Development, Nonprofit Marketing, Planned Giving and Grant Writing & Management from the Institute on Philanthropy at the University of Richmond's School of Professional & Continuing Studies.

Kathy also held the following professional designations CFP, CLU, and ChFC. Kathy is a member of AFP, Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives and Virginia Gift Planning Council and is also very active in the USTA tennis leagues in Richmond.









Professional Experience

Development Associate (2009-2010)
Positive Vibe/Get Lost MD Foundation

Financial Planning Analyst (2005)
Arkin Youngentob Associates, LLC

Advanced Marketing Consultant (2000-2004)

Marketing Support Specialist (1999-2000)
Jefferson Pilot

Acting Variable Annuity Project Manager & Variable Annuity Marketing Manager (1998-1999)
Genworth Financial (formerly GE Financial Assurance/Life of Virginia)

Senior Advanced Marketing Consultant (1993-1998)
Genworth Financial


Post-baccalaureate in Teacher Licensure

Fundraising & Development

Nonprofit Marketing

Grant Writing & Management

Planned Giving


M.N.S., University of Richmond 2016
Nonprofit Studies

M.S., The American College 1997
Financial Services (MSFS)

B.A., Gettysburg College 1985

Contact Information

414 Ryland Hall
(804) 287-1290