Kathleen Placidi

Director of Institutional Grants, Member of the Student Advancement Committee

Kathleen has been the grants officer at Sweet Briar since 2003.

She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Case Western Reserve University and did additional graduate study in American art at the University of Virginia.

Before coming to Sweet Briar, she was a fundraiser at CWRU and at Monticello, and she has taught art history at several colleges, including Sweet Briar.

As the director of institutional grants, Kathleen collaborates with the faculty and professional staff to help the College obtain external grant support from a variety of funders, ranging from federal and state agencies to private foundations, corporations and individual donors. Kathleen serves on a number of College committees and works closely with the president on communications and special projects.