Speakers: Chad Grittman

Chad Grittman

Director of Strategic Partnerships
BioNexus KC


As the Director of Strategic Partnerships at BioNexus KC, Chad is responsible for creating and executing a successful development and fundraising strategy. Grittman aims to serve and strengthen the life sciences ecosystem in the Kansas City region by identifying, cultivating, and nurturing relationships with prospective and current stakeholders, partners, sponsors, donors, and grantors.

Prior to joining BioNexus KC, Chad was the Regional Philanthropy Officer of the American Red Cross in Greater Kansas City, focusing on individuals and family foundations. While there, he managed a portfolio of 170 of the area’s most philanthropic and influential families dedicated to humanitarianism. In addition, he helped lead and grow the Kansas City Chapter of the Tiffany Circle, a society of philanthropic women of the Red Cross. Chad has been involved in philanthropy for years, running a free consulting organization where he trains churches and non-profits in better fundraising practices, leading him across the country and the world.