Celebrating Kitty Moeller
Local philanthropist Kathryn "Kitty" Moeller is the recipient of the 2018 Libby Award. A reception in her honor will be hosted by the Flint Women and Girls Fund Advisory Committee on Thursday, October 25, 5:30 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre in Flint. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event to congratulate Kitty. An optional tour of the newly renovated theatre will be held prior to the reception at 4:30 p.m.
"Kitty inspires women by being an amazing example," said Essence Wilson of Communities First, who nominated her for the award. "Kitty has taught me how to use my voice as a woman to get things accomplished and offers a listening ear when I need a wise opinion. Although I am a bit younger than her and of a different ethnic background, Kitty values my point of view and respects me as an equal. Her example of dignity, influence, quiet power, advocacy, and relentless optimism has inspired me to be a better person, a better wife and a better leader."
In her volunteer roles serving on the boards of the Communities First, Inc., Junior League, Urban League, First Presbyterian Church, MTA, and Planned Parenthood, as well as professional roles at the Genesee District Library and Child and Family Services, Kitty is steadfast in her conviction that women are represented in leadership roles. She ensures that the female point of view is not only represented, but that women are treated with fairness and equity.
Kitty has served as a national volunteer for the Girls Scouts of America, and is a past Chair of the Flint Women and Girls Fund Advisory Committee. She exemplifies the values of Olivia P. Maynard, for whom the Libby Award is named.
Kitty describes Libby as a good friend and admires her greatly. "She's a person I've looked up to for many reasons. She listens to people, including people with differing opinions without judgment. She is someone who cares deeply about all people. She is a role model that we can look up to and emulate."
Several nominations were received for the Libby Award that was created by the Flint Women and Girls Fund Advisory Committee in 2000. The first award was presented to Olivia P. "Libby" Maynard, a philanthropist and advocate for women and girls in Genesee County.
"In Flint, people care beyond their own circle," said Kitty. "People live for others beyond themselves, and that's a rock solid asset we have in this community."
The Libby Award is presented every two years to a woman who inspires diverse groups of women and girls, acts as a role model, and empowers women. The Community Foundation looks forward to presenting the award to another woman for a lifetime of community engagement.
Kindly RSVP to the event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; register online at www.cfgf.org; or call 810-767-8270. There is no charge for the reception or tour.