Kate Downing Khaled

Kate Downing Khaled

Founder and Managing Director

Company: Imagine Deliver
Role: Session Presenter Session: The Power of Media to Tell Diverse Stories: Serving Cultural Communities through Animation, Live Action Video Shorts, and Documentary Storytelling (S4-J)

As founder and managing director of Imagine Deliver, Kate Downing Khaled facilitates creative design and equitable strategy processes for her clients. She helps them imagine, deliver, and communicate programs and products that work for everyone. With over 15 years of experience in community engagement and philanthropy, Kate is on a mission to use her skills in community engagement to shape the future to be more fair and welcoming.

In her past work at Charities Review Council, she served the role of director of engagement and programs, where she led the Council’s creative design, business modeling, and partnership development efforts—including the development of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assessment Toolkit for nonprofits, philanthropies, coalitions, and municipalities.

Kate holds a master’s in public health administration and policy from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University. An active and vocal member of the Minnesota Muslim community, she lives in Saint Paul with her husband Taqee and their three sons.