Kathy Gu

Purpose Partnership Lead

Kathy builds connections between companies and communities to catalyze change and impact. She is currently on Pinterest’s founding Social Impact and Philanthropy team, leading the philanthropy program and shaping the company’s social impact strategy. Prior to Pinterest, Kathy led the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Foundation and HPE’s corporate community investment strategy. At HPE, Kathy launched HPE Gives, which distributed more than $35M during her time there, along with a number of other initiatives, including an employee-nominated grants program and HPE Accelerating Impact. 

In addition to her in-house corporate roles, Kathy also has rich experience in the philanthropy and nonprofit sector. She previously consulted for companies on corporate responsibility at Silicon Valley Community Foundation and led corporate and foundation partnerships for City Harvest, an anti-hunger nonprofit in New York City. Data and process-minded from the get-go, Kathy started her career in finance and change management at Barclays, where she was actively involved with company volunteering. 

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