Katherine Koessler Juhasz
Katherine Koessler Juhasz serves as President of the Kenneth L. and Katherine G. Koessler Family Foundation and is a member of the Kenmore Mercy Foundation Board of Trustees.
Katherine is also currently a Trustee of D’Youville College and Christ the King Church as well as an active member of the Founders Board of Hospice Buffalo, Bishop’s Council of the Laity and Mercy Giving Circle.
In the past Katherine has been involved with Nardin Academy, Canisius College, St. Joseph Collegiate Institute, Catholic Board of Education, Gilda’s Club, Hospice, Garret Club & the Sisters of Mercy.
In 1985 Katherine was honored at Kenmore Mercy Foundation's A Tribute to Angels event with the presentation of the Sister Mary Mechtilde Memorial Award. This award was established in 1980 by the Kenmore Mercy Foundation. The award honors outstanding individuals in the community who have demonstrated a dedication to community service, visionary leadership, excellence in medical care and the ideals of unselfish service towards others – qualities exemplified by Sister Mary Mechtilde O’Connor, RSM, foundress and first administrator of Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
In 2009 Katherine proudly Chaired A Tribute to Angels, which broke a record by raising $140,000, the most money ever raised in the event's history. Katherine has been a key leadership figure and long time financial supporter of Kenmore Mercy Foundation and has involved her family in sponsoring numerous events such as A Tribute to Angels and The Kenmore Mercy Foundation Golf & Wine Event.
In November of 2010, Katherine was honored at Kenmore Mercy Foundation's A Tribute to Angels event with the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 2008 to honor a past recipient of the Sister Mechtilde Award who continues to remain active and supportive of the Foundation, the hospital and our community today. The presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award is a fitting tribute to individuals such as Katherine, whose years of unwavering spirit and determination continue to benefit our hospital and our community.