Please join us in congratulating Kitty McGee – Words Alive Volunteer of the Month for September 2017!
Kitty joined the Words Alive Event Committee this past spring, and jumped right in as a new member, contributing her graphic design skill set. She has a wealth of corporate design experience which she generously applied to the creation of our wonderful Author’s Luncheon and Fundraiser event material as well as general Words Alive outreach collateral. We offered a new feature at the event this year – the Words Alive Passport – which Kitty designed as well. The passport was a huge success and encouraged guests to visit each table to learn about the work of the organization. Kitty has also been a great new source of special event expertise, and helped with soliciting silent auction items for the event.
Kitty has been an integral part of this committee and organization, providing fresh ideas and perspective. She volunteered to support at the event as well. We are so grateful for her volunteer service and her part in our successful event! Thank you, Kitty!
Check out the Volunteer of the Month Interview with Kitty below:
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a freelance graphic designer, with a specialty in editorial and corporate print design. I am the former art director of several magazines, including American Airlines American Way, America West Magazine, TWA’s Ambassador magazine, Arizona Trend, and Texas Homes. I received my degree in journalism from Northern Arizona University, and am currently a licensed private pilot and a member of BIA Toastmasters.
Though currently attempting to retire, I still have a few clients/friends who keep me busy. I am now available to pursue some pro bono work when not traveling, riding a boogie board, or paddling a kayak.
How did you get involved with Words Alive?
I first heard of Words Alive through one of my book clubs, and then followed through with Andrea MacDonald, who happens to be the daughter-in-law of my neighbor. (It takes a village……!)
What is the most rewarding part of your volunteer role(s)?
The most rewarding part of this particular volunteer role is the ability to bring a level of professional design to a group that wouldn’t normally have access to it due to economics. And then to delight those clients is priceless!
What are you reading lately?
What’s on my nightstand? Well, Salman Rushdie of course! Along with The Soul of an Octopus (Sy Montgomery, found at the Atlanta Aquarium), and The Little French Bistro (Nina George, from a Warwick’s event).