Kathryn Banas

Senior Development Associate


1317 W. Pettigrew St. L204B


(919) 660-3687



Kathryn Banas, senior development associate at CDS, hails from a New Orleans suburb. She attended Sarah Lawrence College before transferring to Northwestern University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a communication studies degree. Kathryn worked for almost a decade in Chicago and New York managing special events for various nonprofits, including About Face Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Malaria No More, and MCC Theater. After a brief stint living in Eastern Europe, Kathryn relocated to Durham to join the CDS team, focusing on individual giving and major gifts. Outside of work, she enjoys travel, photography, the performing arts, and eating copious amounts of delicious food.

Kathryn Banas