FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | October 03, 2006

American Chemical Society appoints Director of Philanthropy

Kathleen Rae King has been named to the newly created position of Director of Philanthropy for the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, where she will concentrate on fundraising to support science education.

“Kathleen King brings breadth and depth of experience to this post. I am confident her leadership will help transform the Society’s existing development activities into a robust philanthropy program that draws upon the Society’s 158,000 members and the other constituencies that share our nation’s commitment to improving science education,” said Madeleine Jacobs, the Society’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer.

“I am excited about raising funds to support valuable Society initiatives: chemistry internships and scholarships that will inspire homegrown chemists, teacher training that will impact today’s teachers and tomorrow’s scientists, and to support the Green Chemistry Institute’s efforts to create a cleaner, safer world,” King said.

King came to ACS from the Volunteers of America, where she was National Vice President for Development. Before joining Volunteers of America, which is one of the leading not-for-profit organizations, she worked for the American Red Cross in a variety of positions. King is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, and holds a master’s degree from the University of Redlands in California. She currently lives in McLean, Va., with her husband Roger Dollarhide and 16-year-old son Erik.