Katie Ferriby is a Council of Michigan Foundations philanthropy fellow in partnership with the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation. Her time at the Erb Family Foundation will be spent supporting Great Lakes grantmaking. Prior to joining the Erb Family Foundation, she served as a Challenge Detroit Fellow providing consulting services for Detroit-based nonprofits. In addition, Katie served as a Program Support Specialist at Brilliant Detroit, a nonprofit assisting families with children under 8 in 14 Detroit neighborhoods to support school readiness and community health. During her time there, she worked with partners and staff to ensure successful implementation of programs across the city.
Katie graduated from Ohio State University in 2022. She earned her BA in Political Science and Sociology. During college, she worked with over ten nonprofits as a consultant, volunteer, and intern. Katie is excited to learn more about philanthropy and the role foundations have between policymakers and local organizations.