Monday, March 5, 2012

Meet Kathryn D. Harbert - 2012 Woman of Distinction

Kathryn D. Harbert has touched many philanthropies and community agencies with her generosity and leadership. She has been involved with the YWCA Central Alabama for 19 years; she currently serves as president of the board of directors and recently co-chaired the YWCA’s Capital Campaign, raising close to $15 million.

Harbert has also worked with cultural arts organizations such as Red Mountain Theatre Company, the Birmingham Museum of Art and Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of the Junior League of Birmingham.

She says her most valuable lesson learned through service to the community is, “That to whom much is given, much is expected,” which she learned from her mother.
“If you are grateful of all that you have, then you will also be joyful and have the desire to help others.“

Harbert loves to sing and dance and has been a member of the Junior League ­Choral Group for 24 years. 

Harbert will be honored at the 2012 East-Central Women of Distinction on March 9. For more information, visit