A Nevada Legacy - Blythe Sisters will support Libraries in perpetuity
A native of Washington, D.C., Kathleen "Katie" H. Blythe ’46 (history) was born January 20, 1925 and grew up in Pennsylvania and California. Although Katie could have gone to college in California, she wanted to go away to school. Fate intervened when her mother attended a convention in Reno and announced that she had found a college for Katie – and her twin sister, Isabel ’46 (journalism) - to attend: the University of Nevada, Reno. Both sisters had very fond memories of their years at Nevada, which included membership in the University Ski Team and the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Upon graduation, Katie went on to enjoy a lengthy career in advertising in both New York City and San Francisco. Katie moved to Carmel, California in 1981 and became involved in the local philanthropic community. During her lifetime, Katie was also a long-time supporter of the University Libraries and member of the Friends of the University Libraries* program at Nevada. Katie passed away on December 27, 2009, but remembered the University Libraries in her estate plans. Katie’s bequest will be used to establish a general unrestricted endowment to support the University Libraries and provide discretionary funds to meet whatever needs—or take advantage of whatever opportunities—the Dean of Libraries considers most important in a given year. The impact of Katie’s generous gift to support the Libraries will be felt campus-wide.
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