Catalyst Staff

Samantha “Sam” Nelson

Senior Associate, Donor Impact & Engagement

Samantha “Sam” Nelson is the Senior Associate, Donor Impact & Engagement, supporting the stewardship of Major Gift Donors and Expert Community Supporters of Catalyst. Her core responsibilities include creating valued experiences and evaluating the impact of stewardship for Catalyst’s highest-level Donors and Supporters.

Prior to joining Catalyst, Sam supported internal operations, event facilitation, and administration of education and development departments at fine arts museums such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sam holds a BA in History and Art History from Santa Clara University and is currently pursuing an MS in nonprofit management from Columbia University, with a concentration in fundraising.