Kate Bunting

CEO
HelpAge USA

A life-long advocate and campaigner, Kate Bunting has invested her 25-year career in international development policy and advocacy to build constituencies dedicated to fighting global poverty.

Kate serves as the CEO of HelpAge USA, a non-profit that works with older people around the world to reduce poverty and discrimination. In this position, she oversees initiatives that strengthen humanitarian inclusion and improve health and security of older people in humanitarian and development settings. The fundraising and advocacy campaigns implemented under Kate’s leadership have diversified HelpAge USA’s donor base and increased awareness of global aging challenges in the U.S. Under Kate’s leadership, HelpAge USA has won awards from InterAction for its work on disability and from Global Impact.

Previously, Kate served in a leadership role at the U.S. Agency for International Development directing public affairs and stakeholder outreach on key initiatives for food security, global health and humanitarian emergencies.

As the Managing Director at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Kate led a team to expand a bipartisan influential network of businesses, NGOs and foreign policy experts to support U.S. international engagement. Kate spent 17 years working for CARE USA directing legislative and policy efforts focused on global health and U.S. foreign assistance. Kate created CARE’s Action Network, a nationwide volunteer advocacy network to support CARE’s policy agenda.

Kate holds a M.A. in International Affairs from American University and is an alumni and fan of the Clemson Tigers where she earned degrees in Political Science and Spanish.