User talk:Katebackstage

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Speedy deletion nomination of Katherine Lorenz[edit]

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Re: Katherine Lorenz[edit]

Hi Katebackstage,

It wasn't the link that caused the copyright infringement. The problem was that so much of the text in the article is an exact copy of the LinkedIn paragraph titled "Katherine Lorenz's Summary". The key to writing an article on Wikipedia which will stay is to write in your own words. You cannot copy sentences verbatim. Also be aware of these following rules linked in blue: Wikipedia: Notability, Wikipedia: Reliable sources and Wikipedia:Spam. If you recreate the article in accordance with these rules it shouldn't be deleted again. Regards, GizzaTalk © 03:55, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Here is a copy of the article. Be sure to remove this after copying and pasting it into your computer: Regards, GizzaTalk © 11:56, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Katherine Lorenz (born December 07, 1978) is the president of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation[1], a grantmaking foundation focusing on environmental sustainability in Texas[2]. In late 2012, Forbes Magazine named Katherine "Ones to Watch" as an up-and-coming face in philanthropy, a select group who are using their money for good in distinctive and innovative ways.[3]

Katherine serves on the board of directors of the Environmental Defense Fund[4], the Institute for Philanthropy[5], Puente a la Salud Comunitaria, the Endowment for Regional Sustainability Science, the Association of Small Foundations, and the Amaranth Institute.[6]

Katherine is a member of the Global Philanthropists Circle of the Synergos Institute, and sits on the Council on Foundations Committee on Family Philanthropy. She also serves on the National Academies' Roundtable of Science and Technology for Sustainability.


Katherine formerly worked as Deputy Director for the Institute for Philanthropy, whose mission is to increase effective philanthropy in the United Kingdom and internationally[7]. Prior to that, Lorenz lived in Oaxaca, Mexico for almost six years where she co-founded Puente a la Salud Comunitaria, a non-profit organization working to advance food sovereignty and eradicate malnutrition in rural Oaxaca through the integration of amaranth into the local diet.[8]

Before founding Puente, she spent two summers living in rural villages in Latin America with the volunteer program Amigos de las Américas and later served on their program committee and as a trustee of the Foundation for Amigos de las Americas.


Katherine holds a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Spanish from Davidson College.

Public Speaking[edit]

Katherine is a frequent guest speaker on topics related to environmental sustainability, next generation philanthropy, and non-profit organization leadership[9][10]. Example speaking engagements include:

  • “Achieving Leverage through Collaboration and Networking,” Global Philanthropists Circle Annual Meeting (New York, 2011)
  • “The Next Generation Voice,” Campden Conferences Family Investment Workshop (Zurich, 2010)
  • “Philanthropy as a Family Enterprise,” Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Family Legacy Conference (Napa, California, 2010)


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Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Katherine Lorenz concern[edit]

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Your draft article, Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Katherine Lorenz[edit]

Hello Katebackstage. It has been over six months since you last edited your WP:AFC draft article submission, entitled "Katherine Lorenz".

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. HasteurBot (talk) 14:02, 4 February 2014 (UTC)