Wellesley RAH to our very own Sally Katz '78 who has just been named one of the 2016 recipients of the Sed Ministrare Volunteer Award. The award will be presented to Sally on campus at the Alumnae Leadership Council meeting this October. We cannot think of anyone else more deserving and cherished!
This distinction is given to an alumna whose volunteer service has made an impact to Wellesley College. The Sed Ministrare Volunteer Award is for alumnae who have made significant or innovative contributions, shown superior performance and leadership, or have exceptionally embodied the motto, “Non Ministrari sed Ministrare.” The outstanding efforts of these women fulfill the Alumnae Association’s mission of keeping alumnae connected to one another and to the College. The award is presented annually at Alumnae Leadership Council.
Most of us know and love Sally, but just in case:
Shortly after moving to France in 1998, Sally joined the Wellesley Club of France. Her involvement, dedication, and interest in serving as a volunteer soon led to positions of leadership, first as club secretary for ten years, then five years of service as club president. During her tenure the club grew significantly, engaging new members and expanding social engagements and programs. In Paris, the Wellesley Club of France often is regarded as “the liveliest alumnae group around” — owing in part to a large alumnae population, but mostly to Sally’s strong leadership and inclusivity. As one club member stated, “As the heart and soul of the Wellesley Club of France, Sally opens her arms to everyone: alumnae, students, faculty and even f riends of alumnae, creating a sisterhood of friends and family that make the club a living embodiment of the Wellesley experience.” In addition to serving as a loyal club volunteer, currently Sally is serving as vice president of her class.