Director of Development / 239-261-7112 ext 204
United Way of Collier County is both fortunate and proud to have Katie Schweikhardt as their Director of Development. A Naples native, she provides a wealth of experience that is invaluable to the other employees, and the drive to inspire them. A cum laude graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law she practiced law for 11 years.
A native Neapolitan, her humanitarian work began well before her time at United Way. She was Director of Programs and the Child Food Coordinator for Collier County at the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Executive Director of the United Arts Council of Collier County, and the Chief Operating Officer of Meals of Hope. She is a member of the Greater Naples Area Planned Giving Council, the Association of Fundraising Professionals for Collier and Lee county, and the Naples North Rotary Club. She is a graduate of the Leadership Collier Class of 2014 and the Leadership Bonita Class of 2016 / 2017. Her excellence in these positions has earned several honors; she is the recipient of Gulfshore Life Magazine’s 40-Under-40 award for young professional leaders, as well as their 2018 Men and Women of the Year award for outstanding contributions to Southwest Florida.
The consistent and quality work Katie does for her community is a powerful motivator for her team at United Way Collier County. As Director of Development, she coordinates her group and leads them in their goal to raise the funds our community desperately needs. Katie is responsible for achieving United Way’s overall Resource Development goals and overseeing all related events to meet the goals and objectives of the 2020 strategic plan. The connections and impressions that she makes within our community are fundamental to establishing trust in our ability to make a difference.
Her perspective on the needs of the Naples community allows her the comprehensive understanding necessary to secure significant donations. With Katie at the helm, United Way of Collier County can expect great things. When she isn’t leading at United Way, she spends her free time with her husband, son, and three dogs.