Vassar Vassar College

AAVC Board Director

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Katrine “Cage” Ames ’69

  • Vassar Fund Committee Member and Class Engagement Committee Member
  • (she/her/hers)
  • New York
  • Term of Service: 2020–2024

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience

Member, Alumnae/i Recognition Committee, 2020–present; member, Class of 1969 Committee, 2020–present; Class Agent, Class of 1969, 2019–present; Reunion Co-Chair, Class of 1969, 2015–2019; Class Agent, Class of 1969, 2015; Reunion Gift Chair, Class of 1969, 2013–2014; Class Fund Co-Chair, Class of 1969, 2009–2013; reunion volunteer (created bulletin and surveys), Class of 1969, 2005–2009; Correspondent, Class of 1969, 1975–1979.

Professional/Community Experience

Freelance writer and editor, various publications, 2008–present; Program Editor, Spring for Music: Festival of North American Orchestra, 2010–2014; freelance writer and editor, Metropolitan Opera, 2010; writer, PBS documentary A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg, 2009; freelance editor, This Old House, 2009; Features Director, Condé Nast House & Garden, 1996–2007; on-air music commentator, National Public Radio’s Performance Today, 1990–2002; researcher, reporter, writer, and eventually Senior Editor, Newsweek, 1970–1996.

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