Fund-raising expert joins iPost board

Catharine Miles-Kania, an experienced fund-raiser and executive with one of the region’s leading social service providers, has joined Investigative Post’s board of directors.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Catharine Miles-Kania to our board of directors,” said board President Lee Coppola. “An accomplished professional, she brings a world of  fund-raising and non-profit experience to our board. I and my fellow board members are excited she’s joined us.”

Miles-Kania is vice president of organizational development for Gateway-Longview, a child and family service organization serving the needs of disadvantaged children and families in Western New York. She advances the agency’s mission by raising funds to support Gateway’s 18 programs through its foundation. She is the agency’s government relations contact and has expertise in donor development and cultivation.

Miles-Kania previously served as finance director for Congressman Brian Higgins and has been a freelance grant writer for the past 10 years. She graduated from the University at Buffalo with honors in 1997 and received her masters in social work from Columbia University in 1999.

She joins a board that includes Coppola, Robert Skerker, Tom Toles, Jody Kleinberg Biehl and Jim Heaney, Investigative Post’s editor and executive director.

Investigative Post is a non-profit investigative reporter center focused on issues of concern to Buffalo and Western New York. Its work is distributed through a variety of news outlets, including WGRZ, Artvoice, WBFO and The Buffalo News.