Catherine Forrest Durham

Catherine Forrest Durham
Unit Coordinator of Development
College of Arts & Sciences

Cathey's positive, up-lifting attitude can be summed up by the comment of one of our university donors when he said, "hearing from Cathey is always the highlight of my day!" She has been instrumental in securing donations for the university-wide Vision & Traditions fundraising campaign by making herself available at all times to faculty and donors and for handling sticky situations with perseverance and empathy. Cathey organizes every development team event for alumni in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Midland and Houston. Each event is flawless from choosing the venue, food, music, and budget to inviting the right people to help benefit the college and grow their endowment support. Without Cathey's determination and fortitude, the College of Arts and Sciences' significant strides in contributing to the Vision & Traditions Campaign would not have been possible.

Criteria for Consideration for the Matador Award