Nancy Marshall, president of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades, which champions the restoration and preservation of the greater ecosystem of Florida’s historic River of Grass, recently announced that Kathe Thompson of Wellington has been named to the nonprofit organization’s board of directors.
“As a longtime member of the Marshall Foundation’s Advisory Council, Kathe Thompson shares our profound commitment to preserving and protecting the environment,” Marshall said. “Her impressive experience and genuine passion will be an invaluable asset to the Marshall Foundation for the Everglades.”
Thompson grew up in the Midwest, attended the University of Illinois and graduated in 1963 from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. She taught music in elementary, middle and high schools; worked in law offices in Texas and Washington, D.C. as a receptionist, office manager and paralegal; and framed art work in a gallery in New Orleans. She has also been a docent at the Audubon House in Key West, a grounds keeper at the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, worked in the Laubach Adult Literacy program in Homestead; and even found time to hike the Appalachian Trail.
Six years after she and her husband John moved to Wellington in 2002, Thompson joined the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County, where she served as president from 2009 to 2011.
“The Marshall Foundation is truly for the Everglades, and I am honored to serve on its board,” Thompson said.
Based in Palm Beach County, the Marshall Foundation champions the restoration and preservation of the greater Everglades ecosystem through science-based education and outreach programs. Annually, more than 25,000 elementary and high school students in Palm Beach County actively participate in the Marshall Foundation’s various education programs.
Founded in 1998, the nonprofit organization has in recent years awarded more than $450,000 in scholarships and internships, planted nearly 100,000 native Florida trees in wetland areas, and involved more than 5,000 volunteers in hands-on restoration projects.
For more information, call (561) 233-9004 or visit www.artmarshall.com.
Above: Kathe Thompson