Katie Morris recently joined SCAN’s team as the part-time Grants and Special Events Coordinator. In just a few short months, she’s already proven to be a huge asset to the Development Team. Her positivity, willingness to jump in to help out, and passion for the mission make SCAN a better place!
What has your life and work experience been that brought you to SCAN? What is your current role?
While volunteering on the Outreach Committee at St. James’s Episcopal Church, I was moved by all the positive work happening in our community. I became interested in getting more involved. I have a writing background and grant writing seemed like a perfect match of my interests and skills. I recently joined the SCAN team as the Grants and Special Events Coordinator. This position also pulls in my work and expertise with events. I was a booking agent at East Coast Entertainment for 10 years. This job at East Coast Entertainment was all about building relationships and working with people, which carried over into my work now with SCAN. I’ve also been involved with events through my role on the Board of Stavna Ballet.
What inspires your work at SCAN?
Being a mom, SCAN’s work and mission really hits close to home. Knowing how many lives SCAN is affecting each day is amazing and being a small part of that is exciting. The issue of child abuse and neglect is hard to think about, but the good that SCAN is able to bring into people’s lives is inspiring. The multifaceted nature of work at SCAN is also exciting. Each day I get to be part of writing, managing events, building relationships and so much more.