Kathryn Addo, J.D., M.Div., Th.M.
Senior Director - Community Relations
After 20+ years of training and community service, Dr. Kathryn Addo remains passionate about building and growing nonprofit organizations. She holds a Juris Doctorate degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, NC. Additionally, she holds a Master of Divinity degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University and a Master of Theology (Missions) from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. She has been a licensed minister since 1996.
Dr. Addo founded Sankofa Ministries, a missions outreach to Ghana, West Africa, and served as its Executive Director for 7 years. She spent 14 years as a Special Educator in Title I schools in Richmond, Virginia and Charlotte, North Carolina serving socially disadvantaged youth and their families. She has also served denominational and independent churches (nationally and internationally) as a community development and outreach leader.
Dr. Addo is on a mission to rebuild communities as she bridges gaps and connects neighbors. Throughout her career, she has helped numerous churches, faith-based organizations, schools and nonprofits improve the quality of their community-focused programs. Dr. Addo facilitates a Nonprofit Development Series, at the Small Business Center at GTCC (Greensboro, NC) and the Small Business Center at CPCC (Charlotte, NC). She is also a nonprofit business counselor at the Small Business Center at GTCC.
Dr. Addo is in demand as a public speaker sharing her passion for community engagement and empowerment through philanthropy. She is also a John Maxwell certified Speaker, Trainer and Coach. Dr. Addo was recognized as a “Woman of Influence” in the November 2018 women’s issue of 1808 Greensboro’s Magazine.
Her current community participation includes:
- Radio Host, “Community Inspirations with Dr. K” heard Fridays at 10:00 am on WDRBmedia.com, “The Voice of the Community” and iHeart.com, Charlotte, NC
- Trusted Advisor, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
- Member, Consultant’s Group, Guilford Nonprofit Consortium, Greensboro, NC
- Board Member, Institute for Missions, Ministry & Music, Richmond, VA
- Board Member, SoleMates United, Charlotte, NC