McKenna Knapp

FA Research Fund - Philanthropy Director

McKenna Knapp

Motivated by the power of philanthropy to identify challenges and create impact, McKenna works to increase FARF’s donor base, strengthen family fundraisers, and establish a sustained and planned giving program. A natural-born fundraiser, she brings years of experience in the nonprofit and educational sectors where she developed strategies to increase organizational outreach and impact.

Before joining FARF as Philanthropy Director in 2018, she worked at the Arizona State University Foundation as a development officer focused on estate giving and major gifts. She earned her master’s degree in education in 2017. Her favorite part about philanthropy is working with others to marry community challenges and a sense of empowerment to make a difference. “I am honored to build upon the incredible fundraising foundation at FARF and am inspired by people who selflessly empower and elevate others.”

McKenna grew up in West Linn, OR, and is happy to be back in Oregon, closer to family and away from the Arizona sun. In her spare time, she enjoys fostering dogs, camping, and spending time with family.