Congratulations to our own Impact100 Chair Kathryn House on being awarded an AM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year!
Kathryn was recognised for her significant service to the community through charitable initiatives, work which extends back to her childhood, spent volunteering alongside her family in the regional community of Tarcowie, three hours north of Adelaide.
From helping her grandmother to clean out the local church where she was also an ‘altar boy’ due to a lack of young males, to organising fundraiser events at the age of 12, she learned from an early age the value of giving back to her local community and others.
Kathryn’s willingness to roll up her sleeves, pitch in and volunteer as an active member of her community, shaped her for a life of impact and giving, in more ways than one.
Since then, Kathryn has gone on to become the founding member of the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association and has worked with or supported charitable organisations including Catherine House, the Roger Rasheed Foundation, Impact100 SA, the Festival Centre Foundation and many, many more.
As Impact100 SA members and supporters, many of you will have had the great fortune to cross paths with Kathryn, our effervescent, passionate and experienced Impact100 SA Chair, who capably took the baton from Geoff Day two years ago. Kathryn’s passion for volunteering and supporting the vulnerable members in our community runs strong through her veins, and we are pleased that her contribution over many years has earned her the recognition at this highest level.
“I feel like I’ve been able to bring a lot of people together. And I’ve met a lot of great friends.” – Kathryn House, AM