Nominee: Adarsh Alphons
Katelyn Norris is a freelance creative consultant with a focus on the nonprofit, art, and social innovation sectors. She formerly served as the CSR program officer at Christie’s Auction House, where she developed and implemented the company’s first CSR program centered around cultural stewardship, sustainability, social innovation, and philanthropy, with an emphasis on arts advocacy. She has a varied professional background including international non-profit management, strategic partnerships, and art direction. In her most recent role at Christie’s, along with managing the company’s CSR activities, she provided strategic and creative direction for an extensive network of non-profit organizations around partnerships, special events, fundraising, and communications. Katelyn holds a bachelor of science degree in visual arts management from the Fashion Institute of Technology. A serial collaborator and believer in the power of artistic expression, she is passionate about supporting creative and entrepreneurial endeavors that empower people and communities. Katelyn currently serves on the Young Patrons Committee for the New York Foundation for the Arts, as a board member for Project Art, and is a trained (if somewhat reluctant) charity auctioneer, helping to raise more than $100,000 for nonprofit organizations in 2015.