Katie Klein

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Katie is the Director of Fundraising Events at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the world’s oldest and largest private institution for the research and treatment of cancer, and has been with the organization since January 2006. In her role, Katie oversees Cycle for Survival, one of the world’s fastest growing athletic fundraising events, Fred’s Team, the first charity partner of the New York City Marathon, and Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer, a family walk event supporting pediatric cancer research. In addition, Katie also leads the Development Department’s digital fundraising efforts.


Cycle for Survival is the national movement to beat rare cancers. About half of all cancer patients are fighting a rare cancer, and they often face limited or no treatment options. During Katie’s tenure, Cycle for Survival has raised more than $140 million since its founding in 2007, with $110 million raised in the last four years. Its signature indoor team cycling rides have grown from one event in New York City to dozens of events across 16 U.S. cities. With a focus on transparency, 100% of all funds raised go directly to innovative clinical trials, research studies, and major research initiatives led by MSK for rare cancers.


Katie has a B.S. from Boston University and her M.S. in Fundraising from New York University.