Kate Azar is the Principal Philanthropy Advisor, Founder and CEO of Social Good Strategies, LLC. Kate has worked on social cause initiatives with high profile individuals, nonprofits, foundations and governments for the last 8 years. She brings passion and expertise to all her clients, which have included Maria Shriver, Lyn and Norman Lear, The California Endowment, the British Royals, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Verizon, Dr. Phil, Robin McGraw and many more. Through this work, Kate has developed a range of strategy and execution skills in the areas of communications, social media, events, press and public affairs. Prior to establishing Social Good Strategies, Kate served as an Account Executive at RALLY (formerly Griffin|Schein), a social cause campaign and communications firm in Los Angeles, as well as Deputy Head of Press, Policy and Public Affairs for the British Consulate General, Los Angeles. She has held events and program management positions with the US State Department’s Foreign Press Center in Washington, DC, the UCI Center for Citizen Peacebuilding and the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. She is also the co-founder of The Olive Tree Initiative, an award-winning conflict analysis and resolution program based in Orange County that uses experiential education to equip students and communities with the training and experiences necessary to better negotiate and solve conflicts. Kate has a B.A. in International Studies from the University of California, Irvine and an M.A. in Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California. She was recently nominated for the Orange County Business Journal Women in Business Award.

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