The coLAB, Inc. team is excited to announce that their CEO, Kate Gallagher, MNM, has been distinguished as a winner of the Central Penn Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award. The Forty Under 40 program celebrates the region’s most accomplished young business leaders who are committed to business growth, professional excellence and community service. 


A Pennsylvania native, Gallagher launched coLAB in 2014 to use data-driven decision making to empower local non-profits to increase their positive, tangible outcomes in her community. Demonstrating a lifelong commitment to social impact, Gallagher’s earlier career focused on health and wellness initiatives, advocacy, and empowerment of underserved populations. coLAB is a natural and timely evolution of these passions locally, at a critical juncture in today’s sociopolitical climate. “My intent for coLAB was to inspire greater innovation in Central PA’s nonprofit sector, to encourage sector leaders to take a stronger entrepreneurial approach to their work,” Gallagher says, “which ultimately improves the entire community.” Working in both Washington, D.C., and Colorado, Gallagher’s experience at the national level offers mission-driven organizations in Central PA a wealth of innovative and collaborative experience and insight. Gallagher’s exemplary leadership style, active community spirit, and inspiration to her clients and teammates alike are further highlighted by receiving this prestigious regional award. The awards ceremony was held on October 2nd, 2017.


About coLAB

coLAB is a collaborative consulting firm and B Corp Certified business, specializing in Sustainability Planning, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Project Management, and Facilitation Services for nonprofits. Through coLAB’s individualized approach to problem solving, organizations are elevated to their highest potential and better able to serve our communities. To learn more about coLAB, their mission, and the services they provide, visit