"Katherine was a brilliant and inspiring woman, with a deep commitment to, and passion for, the arts," said Kwame Kwei-Armah, Center Stage's artistic director. "She served on [our] board for the last 12 years, working on many committees and projects including the Community Engagement Task Force — something very close to my heart —and the Artistic Director Search Committee that brought me to Center Stage. A theater enthusiast, she believed strongly in the power of the arts to transform lives. I was honored to know her. …"