Washington, DC, September 12, 2022 – The Fuller Project is pleased to welcome Katie Hunt as our new Director of Development, overseeing our expanding fundraising program, including building the individual giving program and supporting and managing our growing institutional giving program.
“Katie shares our dedication to gender equity and hard-hitting investigative journalism and will play a crucial role on our management team,” said Xanthe Scharff, CEO and co-founder of The Fuller Project. “We are excited about her leadership as Director of Development, and about the ways that she will draw on her many experiences in journalism and philanthropy to help us grow our mission and impact.”
Hunt joins The Fuller Project from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), where she worked across teams to shape projects and proposals for funding. She led OCCRP’s expansion, bringing in funding that allowed the organization to double its budget over three years to become a $15M/year newsroom. Her work at OCCRP supported their editorial expansion into multiple new regions as well as their development of industry-leading technology tools. She also led the organization to win the Skoll Award for Entrepreneurship in 2020, which she counts as one of her greatest achievements. Hunt brings deep knowledge of the journalism and gender space, having previously worked at the Society of Professional Journalists, the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, and Brookings. She holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Indiana University as well as degrees in economics and international studies from Wittenberg University.
“I’m excited to join the team at the Fuller Project, and I am thankful to have the opportunity to put my skills to work for such an incredible organization dedicated to bringing positive change for women,” said Hunt. “While I am not a journalist myself, the bulk of my career has been spent working in journalism and I am a huge believer in the power of quality investigative reporting as a tool for social progress. I hope to have a meaningful impact on the organization and to bring in resources that ensure the strength and sustainability of the Fuller Project into the future.”
The Fuller Project is the global newsroom dedicated to groundbreaking reporting that catalyzes positive change for women. We report exclusive stories centered on women that otherwise would not be told. Our long-standing focus on women, especially those facing racial or other forms of bias, leads to journalism that by challenging conventional thinking inspires action. Since we launched in 2015, our reporting has influenced new legislation, helped end life-threatening practices, and led to large scale releases of public data.