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Gail Vertz

Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph
Grant Writer
Kansas City, MO
Gail has been involved in the grants industry for almost 30 years.  During this time, she has gained experience writing grants, managing grants, facilitating workshops at local, state and national conferences, reviewing federal grants, researching potential funders and much more.

For the past two years, Gail has been working as the Grant Writer for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.  In this position, she performs research and writes grants for the Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph and the Catholic Schools Office.

Gail has had her own consulting business since 2003.  Her focus has been to assist faith-based and nonprofit organizations with grant writing and nonprofit management.  Prior to this, Gail was the Chief Executive Officer of the Grant Professionals Association for nine years.  This is a national membership association for persons working with grants.  Gail has also worked as the Director of Grants for Heart of America United Way in Kansas City, the Business Manager for the Wyandotte County Health Department, the Grants Manager of the Wyandotte/Leavenworth Area Agency on Aging and the Business Manager of a sheltered workshop.

In her personal life, Gail has volunteered with the PTA-Parent Teachers Association for over 25 years.  She served on the National PTA Board of Managers, was President of Kansas State PTA and on many local units for many years.  Gail and her husband have two grown daughters, two son-in-law’s and one wonderful two-year old granddaughter.