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Katie Sullivan


Katie Sullivan has been actively involved in the volunteer community of San Diego for the past 25 years. Her library affiliations include the presidency of the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library and that of the city-wide Friends of the San Diego Public Library. Ms. Sullivan served as Executive Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Public Library Foundation (2012-2014) and served on the City of San Diego, Board of Library Commissioners, having chaired that commission for four years. She is a founding member of Hidden Valley House Auxiliary, one of Center for Community Solutions’ domestic violence shelters. She has been honored by the San Diego Public Library as Volunteer of the Year and by the community of Scripps Ranch as their Citizen of the Year. The San Diego-Imperial Council of Girl Scouts has conferred upon her their highest honors, the Promise Circle Award and the Thanks Award. In 2004 the Association of Fundraising Professionals honored Katie as San Diego’s Organizational Volunteer of the Year. In 2006 Ms. Sullivan was named one of San Diego’s 10 Cool Women and in 2008 the Salvation Army honored her as a woman of dedication. In 2013 she received the prestigious LEAD Visionary Award for her work on the new Central Library. Ms. Sullivan serves on the CCS Governance Committee.


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