Plaza Area Council

Board Member

Kate Marshall, President & Staff

Founder & President, Plaza Area Council

The Plaza Area Council has come to life as a passion project for Kate who fell in love with the Plaza from her first sighting, when moving from Monte Carlo, Monaco. As a connector and community advocate, through many conversations with stakeholders, Kate saw the Council emerge organically to fill a void.

Kate brings a background of experience in Kansas City philanthropy: as the first director of the Shirley & Barnett Helzberg Foundation, a founding board member of the Women’s Foundation (United WE), program director for the Central Exchange, and executive director of the St Joseph Hospital Foundation. She currently serves as South Plaza Neighborhood Association president, is a board member of KC Downtowners, and board member of the Brearley School in New York City, her hometown. Kate’s appreciation for this world class city is boundless.