Development Committee, Chair
Katharine S. “Kitty” Robinson is President and CEO of Historic Charleston Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the architectural, historical, and cultural character of Charleston and its Lowcountry environs. Ms. Robinson has been at the forefront of preservation on both the national and local levels for more than three decades, addressing key civic challenges and carrying out HCF’s mission. She was Historic Charleston Foundation’s Festival Director from 1987 to 1993, during which time she increased visibility and funds for the Foundation. Ms. Robinson was named the Director of Development at PorterGaud School in 1993 where she led advancement efforts until 2000 and continued her service at Historic Charleston as a Trustee and VicePresident before coming to its Executive Director and President & CEO in 2000.
Currently serving in a leadership capacity on a number of civic boards and organizations, Ms. Robinson has served and/or continues to serve on the boards of The Citadel School of Business, Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Charleston Heritage Federation, Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie Trust, College of Charleston Graduate School, The Art Institute of Charleston’s Professional Advisory Committee, Charleston Leadership Foundation, Engaging Creative Minds, and the Peninsula Advisory Commission. Her previous community involvement includes serving as Board President for the Center for Women, the Charleston Speech and Hearing Center, the Charleston Tennis Club, the Junior League of Charleston, and as a board member of the Association of Junior Leagues International. Ms. Robinson also served previously on the Boards of the International African American Museum and the Gibbes Museum of Art and was a member of the City of Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review. She is currently chairing the Tourism Management Advisory Committee for the city of Charleston.