As the new Alumni Association President at Moore, Cathey White ‘96 is interested in getting more alumni to give back to the College.
“Being a first generation, low-income student, I realize my experience at Moore changed my entire life’s path,” she said. “…I want to give back to the College because I feel it is so important to recognize the gift that Moore gave me. The ability to critically think, accept criticism, problem solve, be creative, articulate and be confident are many of the skills that Moore gave me. These skills are an integral part of my life and career today.”
White, an artist, educator and Philadelphia native, received a BFA in Fine Arts from Moore in 1996.
She works with The Philadelphia Education Fund, a non-profit that advocates for public education equity. She believes education is essential to changing and creating success among under-served communities and works to help these individuals gain access to higher education.
White is a member of the (no name) Art Group and has participated in their exhibitions held throughout Philadelphia. She has also completed commissioned artwork for The Joseph Anthony Spa and Salon in Glenn Mills, Endo Pharmaceuticals and The Brown Betty Boutique in Northern Liberties. White was also one of 12 artists selected to design and paint a large-scale boot for Moore’s Footsteps 160th anniversary celebration. Most recently, she has shown work at the Liz Afif Gallery in Old City.
White said she’s excited to work with Moore leadership as well as fellow alumni in her new role as president.
“I really want to get more young alumni into the habit of getting involved and being philanthropic,” she said. “A $20 donation is very valuable when every person gives. I challenge every alumna to make a minimum $20 donation to the Annual Fund this year. Moore truly is a lifelong resource and I hope that alumni stay connected no matter what their path beyond Moore.”
One way to stay connected is to attend this year’s Moore:Time Reunion and small…but not restricted Reception on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the College.
“I think the reunion is a great way to come back to Moore and see what’s going on, reconnect with other alumni, make new friends and network,” she said. “It’s a really great time to step back into the past and relive for a day how much fun talking, creating and interacting with other women artists was and still is!”
There’s still time to register for the Moore: Time Reunion. Visit here today!