“For Kathy, it was never good enough to do a litter pickup,” Mara Coyle said. “She would never let you say ‘I’ve got this down pat.’ Sure, she’d celebrate your success, but then, in a quiet way, she would push you to do something more.”
This attitude, friends, family, and co-workers said, was what propelled Kathy Kinzig’s efforts to build EcoEducation from a shoestring non-profit when she took the Executive Director’s job in 1997, into a $400,000-a-year organization serving 17 charter and public schools in Minneapolis and St Paul “with a waiting list as long as your arm,” EcoEducation Board Member Jane Prince said.
Kinzig died of bone cancer in December at age 43. Her family, friends, and former co-workers held a memorial service at the Lake Como Pavilion this past Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »