Kate Manchester


Kate joined the Foundation in March 2009. Originally from Newark, DE, Kate attended the University of Delaware and received a B.S. in Sports Management with a certificate in Business Fundamentals. Previously she worked for Ironclad Authentics LLC, an affiliate of Ripken Baseball, Inc. for five years, most recently as the Marketing Manager, and worked at Schulte Sports Marketing as the Marketing Coordinator prior to that. 

Some of Kate’s notable career achievements include the planning and execution of the Roberto Clemente Celebrity Golf Weekend presented by American Airlines, an annual international event that included a gala awards dinner and golf tournament; the planning and execution of the Inaugural Baseball’s Best, one of the largest sports collectible and memorabilia event in the country that featured 60 players and a baseball collectibles trade show; and the management of Cal Ripken, Jr.’s licensing opportunities throughout his Hall of Fame induction year which included 32 product licensees.