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Caty Perez
Director of Development at California State University, Fresno

Caty Perez serves as Director of Development at California State University, Fresno. She spent her first twelve years working for the Craig School of Business and now supports the Lyles College of Engineering, College of Science and Math and College of Social Science. She works on major gifts, planned gifts and volunteer leadership. She is a charter member and two-time Past President of River Park Rotary, where she has received the Service Above Self award twice.

In 2004 she was named Woman of the Year by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, was in the inaugural class of the “Top 40 Under 40” and a member of Leadership Fresno Class XIX.

Caty has a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and minor in Business Leadership from Fresno Pacific University and M.A. in Education Leadership from California State University, Fresno. Caty is married to Alex and has a four year old son, Jack.

I am a lifelong resident, and for over a decade I have been given the opportunity to work with some of the great leaders who built this community. I have learned from them, listened to their guidance, and have been inspired by their commitment. The demographics of the Valley are very diverse. We must consider all members of our community in creating change, not just our own. I want to challenge the upcoming leaders to have the same passion and community mindedness of those who came before us. My family and I take pride in living in the Valley and thrive being around others who feel the same way.”