Kat Vicere is the new Community Impact Manager
Kathryn (Kat) Vicere joins the Ausherman Family Foundation as its Community Impact Manager in August 2022. Kat brings many years of experience to AFF as a successful non-profit fundraiser, arts administration executive, and leader with close community ties.
Kat’s previous non-profit experience includes service as Executive Assistant to the President at the Cable Television Advertising Bureau; service in progressive capacities at Adventure Theatre MTC in Montgomery County, MD.; and at Maryland Ensemble Theatre since 2018 as its Managing Director.
Most recently, at MET, Kat successfully grew the now 25-year-old theatre from a half-million-dollar budget to a 1-million-dollar budget during her four-year tenure. She steered MET through strategic planning, guided the organization through nearly two years of complete shutdown due to the COVID crisis, led a successful Capital Campaign for the renovation of the mainstage theater, and established the Theater District Collaborative to enable resource sharing & partnership across the resident theaters within the City of Frederick Theater District. She also served as the interim financial officer for New Spire Arts during the transition from a private organization to a local government-operated model.
Kat is also a Master Teaching Artist, having taught various subjects, including theater and musical theater courses for New York City Public Schools, The Maryland Ensemble Theater, and California University’s Cal Rep programs. At Adventure Theatre MTC, she has developed numerous education programs, including the School’s Out! and Date Night! Series, Pre-School Play Labs, the 10 Minute Anti-Bullying New Play Contest, and the Summer Musical Theater Training Program (SMTTP).
Kat was born and raised in Frederick, MD. As a youth, Kat performed professionally in numerous musical and theatrical productions, including the title role of Annie, and performed as a featured singer in a national tour with The Temptations. Kat has also directed and written for the Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) and the Roundabout Touring Company in Western Maryland and has directed for several New York production companies, including The Free Shakespeare Project NY, Phare Play Productions, and Aisling Arts.
Kat received her BA in Theater from Frostburg State University with a minor in directing and her MA in Educational Theater from New York University. Kat resides in New Market with her husband, two teenage girls, & their fur babies Hugo & Dottie. Kat’s personal interests include glamping & weekend getaways, Amazon Prime, modifying recipes for healthy results without sacrificing taste, and true crime novels/documentaries/tv shows.
Kat is particularly passionate about serving the Frederick community through community-centric collaborative projects that enable all residents to enjoy art, culture, and a better quality of life – she is proud to serve at AFF, a Foundation that focuses its efforts on making Frederick an amazing place to live.
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