Kathryn (Kathy) A. Wade (above) was installed as the 72nd president of Assistance League of Long Beach on May 21 at its annual meeting and luncheon at The Grand in Long Beach. In her speech to 250 members attending the meeting, she outlined her goals and introduced her theme for the year, “Many Minds, One Heart.”
Wade joined Rick Rackers Auxiliary of Assistance League of Long Beach in 1979, eventually becoming chair. In 2005, she became an active member of the chapter. She developed and chaired Assistance League of Long Beach’s major fundraising event, Destination, and served as third vice president special events from 2008 to 2010. This past year she has been president-elect.
Wade has also been a member of Junior League of Long Beach since 1985. She has been affiliated with Long Beach Cancer League, Long Beach Day Nursery, Steel Magnolias, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, Casa Youth Shelter, and TIPPERS. She and her husband Bill own William Wade Fine Photography, and she is the owner of Kathryn Wade Fine Framing.