Creating a Brighter Future for Children

Kat Corbett

Volunteer extraordinaire Kat Corbett included Save the Children in her will because she cares deeply about helping children have a chance at a bright future.

Kat Corbett is helping children on many fronts. In addition to her annual giving, which began in 1993, she also decided to name Save the Children in her will.

“I’ve always liked to support organizations that help children,” Kat says. “They don’t choose their lot in life; we could just as easily have been any one of them.”

A native of Canada, Kat ran her own primary school — pre-K through third grade — in Toronto before moving to Florida in 1970. Taking the school with her, she continued it in two Orlando locations.

After 25 years as an educator, she entered textbook publishing and began writing for children. An aspiring dancer in her youth, she’s writing the fourth book of DanceFutures, her series of ballet novels for young teens. An earlier project, back when the Soviet Union was collapsing, was the international friendship club she started that helped thousands of American and Russian children get to know one another.

Kat also clearly enjoys volunteering. She’s provided literacy support for a Jewish Community Center preschool and a Head Start program; mentored second-graders in public schools; offered art, ballet and tutoring in inner-city recreation centers and homeless shelters; and taught violin and languages in her home. She’s also volunteered for years at Orlando’s main fire station and the city’s police headquarters.

Kat’s life emphasizes creativity and the desire to help children develop to their full potential. “All children deserve the chance to grow up healthy and happy, and we all can contribute in some way to make that happen,” Kat says. Thanks to her thoughtful legacy commitment, many more girls and boys will have that opportunity.

Contact the Office of Planned Giving at 800.544.4470 or plannedgifts@savechildren.org for details on ways to join Kat in creating a brighter future for children by including a future gift to Save the Children in your will planning.

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