Caitlin Patton Stanley

Caitlin Patton
Director of Programs and Operations
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Caitlin Patton Stanley serves as Director of Programs and Operations for the North Carolina Humanities Council and manages six state-wide Council initiatives: Large Grants, Community Engagement Grants, Community Research Grants, Museum on Main Street, NC Center for the Book activities, and Special Initiatives programs.

Her professional experience includes designing unique programs, program data analysis, and writing/assisting with grant proposals. She has served as co-Chair of the Data Task Force, a national collective of state humanities councils promoting the use of data collection and analysis as a means to evaluate, improve and advocate for the humanities sector. She currently serves as a member of the Federation of State Humanities Council's national Data & Evaluation Committee. Prior to joining the Council, she served as a Disaster Relief Grant Specialist at the Foundation for the Carolinas. Caitlin’s programming and presentation abilities are enhanced by her research writing, analytical and reporting skills.

A Charlotte native, Caitlin is passionate about academics and non-profits, and is eager to design and facilitate programs that will expand access to life-long learning opportunities for North Carolinians. An enthusiastic volunteer, Caitlin has organized successful Red Cross blood drives, mentored at-risk middle school children, and taught equestrian skills to children.

Caitlin earned her M.A. from Vanderbilt University in Latin American Studies focusing on anthropology and history. Prior to earning an M.A., Caitlin completed her B.S. in anthropology concentrating in sustainable development and minored in both Spanish and history at Appalachian State University.