Kim Pate, Chief External Relations Officer
Areas of Expertise: Enterprise & Economic Development, innovation@cfed, Online Communications, Public Sector
Kim Pate is CFED's Chief External Relations Officer. She is responsible for the biennial Assets Learning Conference, which brings together over a thousand leaders in the asset-building field to discuss ways that assets can help create prosperity and expand economic opportunity for low-income people. Kim also coordinates strategic events, partnerships and communications across CFED's priority areas of work, including asset building; entrepreneurship; Tribal, state and local economic development; and affordable homeownership.
Prior to joining CFED, Kim was the deputy director, National Projects for Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) in Washington, DC, a multiple-strategy women's employment organization that is recognized nationally for its skills training models, technical assistance and advocacy for women workers.
Kim holds a Law Degree from University of California at Los Angeles School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University.
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Most Recent Blog Posts
Nov 19, 2013
The accuracy rate for volunteer-prepared tax returns during the 2013 tax-filing season increased two percentage points from the previous year
Nov 11, 2013
I think I speak for my fellow 2014 ALC Planners when I say I’m extremely proud of our progress so far!
Oct 25, 2013
We're so excited for CFEDer Sean who is getting married this weekend to his lovely fiancé Nicole.
Oct 18, 2013
All week, I've had the pleasure of attending the 2013 Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference here in Philly. It's been an incredible experience
Jul 18, 2013
Our need for robust data is one of the reasons that we’ve partnered with FIELD for several years to promote the U.S. Microenterprise Census – the annual survey of microenterprise programs across the country.
Feb 22, 2013
Mark your calendars for America Saves Week 2013!
Oct 31, 2012
In recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Week USA, the folks at DECA have launched Idea Challenge 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Wells Fargo continues to show tremendous support for community development programs
Sep 17, 2012
As our Integrated Service Delivery sponsor, Bank of America
is dedicated to strengthening neighborhoods
Sep 17, 2012
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation recognizes the importance of building strong communities by helping
Sep 12, 2012
Assets for Independence helps families rise out of poverty through grants to community-based nonprofits, universities
May 2, 2012
As part of its 1 in 3 Campaign, the Association for Enterprise Opportunity has unveiled a new report at its annual conference
Mar 27, 2012
I’m not typically one for shameless self-promotion, but I’m really excited to share with you all information about an upcoming webinar
Jan 30, 2012
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the nation's most effective anti-poverty programs.
Oct 10, 2011
On Thursday, CFED Vice President for External Relations Kim Pate will deliver the keynote
Aug 31, 2011
Join the first annual national poverty summit bringing together national leaders, local experts, practitioners
Aug 9, 2011
Representatives of 11 Chicago-area community development organizations and Citi will gather today to applaud Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie D. Neely’s launch of the Bank On Chicago financial inclusion initiative and to announce that they have joined together to form the Chicago Credit Building Coalition.
Jul 11, 2011
Today marked the first loan given as part of Hunkpati Investment’s newest program, the Credit Builder program
Jul 8, 2011
Doorways to Dreams Fund (D2D) is proud to announce that Farm Blitz has been chosen as a finalist for the Direct Impact Award
Apr 19, 2011
In April of 2010, I joined a team of innovative credit unions through the Filene i3