Chapter President, Kate Cohen
Hi! My name is Kate Cohen and I am the Chapter President for Utah. I am originally from Rhode Island and moved to Utah in the early 90s. I have been married for 10 years and have a 7 1/2 year old daughter. Before having my daughter, I worked as a School Psychologist in an inner city for more than a decade. I primarily worked with children with developmental delays and children with autism. This was a very rewarding career and I always felt that there was so much more that was needed by these children beyond the school walls.
I am the daughter of Kennedy-era Peace Corps parents who instilled in me the drive to always give of yourself to those in need. I have been wanting to get involved in a charity that focuses on children for some time now, so when I caught one of Genevieve’s interviews, I felt a ‘tug’ on my heart and knew this was my new path. There wasn’t a chapter in Utah to volunteer with, so I decided to start one.
Since my daughter was a baby, a cherished family tradition for us is reading bedtimes stories. It has been a way to come back together as a family at the end of each busy day. To think that pajamas and a bedtime story are a luxury for many children is heartbreaking. I want to do my part in giving all children a ‘good night’.
If you are looking to make a financial donation, please designate the funds to our Chapter. We also love to help run pajama and book drives!