Katy Kotlarczyk
Department Head and Sr. Director, Gift Planning and Leadership Giving


Katy Herbert Kotlarczyk is the department head and senior director of development for the Gift Planning & Leadership Giving office at the University of Colorado System. Katy’s previous CU experience includes serving as a major gifts officer for the Leeds School of Business, where she joined in 2010.

Prior to coming to the University of Colorado, Katy led a scholarship program at Georgetown University that supported first-generation, low-income, and diverse undergraduate students. She has also served as a fundraising and strategy consultant for nonprofit organizations. 

Katy is currently a board member for the Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable. She completed her MBA at the Kellstadt School of Business at DePaul University. She has both an undergraduate and Master’s degree from Stanford University, where she served as captain of the women’s gymnastics team and earned All-American honors on the balance beam. She enjoys living in Colorado with her husband, Mike, and their three children.