COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that Katie Guay (Mansfield, Mass.) has been named director of philanthropy for The USA Hockey Foundation, a charitable and educational nonprofit corporation that provides long-range financial support for USA Hockey and promotes the growth of hockey in the United States.
Guay, who served as a business analyst with Halo Text in Warwick, R.I., will lead The USA Hockey Foundation’s prospecting and donor relationship-building efforts in the New England region.
Prior to her time with Halo Text, Guay spent eight years (2008-16) at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Mass., where she worked in the development office and also served as an assistant coach of the girl’s varsity hockey team. In her role as a major gifts officer, she cultivated, solicited and stewarded a portfolio of 125 leadership prospects. A project manager for events and member of multiple committees at Noble and Greenough, she also served as director of the First Class Fund for Faculty, an annual fundraising initiative for the families of the senior class, and increased the fund by more than 60 percent over fiscal years 2013-2016. In addition, Guay served as the school’s assistant director of annual giving from 2010-12 and campaign coordinator from 2008-10.
Guay has also served as an ice hockey official since 2006. She has completed eight assignments for the International Ice Hockey Federation, highlighted by her selection to officiate women’s ice hockey at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. In 2015, she notably became the first female to officiate NCAA Division I men’s college hockey, and has served as an official in various other NCAA and USA Hockey events and tournaments in past years.
A 2005 graduate of Brown University (Providence, R.I.), Guay earned her bachelor of arts degree in business economics and psychology, and played four years of college hockey for the Bears.
She will begin her duties with The USA Hockey Foundation on April 9.