Kate Whitman Named Grants and Foundation Relations Manager at The Strong

The Strong News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

August 29, 2017

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325, nmcelrath@museumofplay.org

Kate Whitman Named
Grants and Foundation Relations Manager

at The Strong

The Strong® is pleased to announce that Kate Whitman has been hired as grants and foundation relations manager. In her new role, Whitman administers the museum’s grants program and cultivates relationships with foundations and government agencies to drive The Strong’s mission-driven goals. 

Whitman comes to The Strong from the University of Rochester, where she served as senior associate director in the Office of Annual Giving. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a master’s degree in administration from the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education.

Whitman lives in Rochester with her husband and daughter.

About The Strong

The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play. Together, these enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition, and other interpretive and educational activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.