Kathy Zillweger Putnam ’75

AB; Manchester, Massachusetts

Kathy Zillweger Putnam graduated from Vassar College with an art history concentration in 1975. She became an entrepreneur, founding Kathy Zillweger Associates, a firm that represented companies in the sale of gourmet housewares, both imported and domestically made. She ran the company for fourteen years and is now retired. Ms. Putnam was a member of Vassar President’s advisory council from 2007–2016, and was co-chair for the last three years of her tenure. She was also a member of the Capital Campaign committee. Ms. Putnam has supported financial aid through scholarship support, innovation for faculty, academic buildings and the Vassar Fund. Ms. Putnam is a member of the Leadership Council of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and the council of Emmanuel Church in Manchester, Massachusetts, and she is also a member of the Board of Overseers for Epiphany School in Dorchester, MA.