Katherine Manning was in middle school when her mother became involved with the Washington Crossing—Yardley Kiwanis—a chapter of the international service club that hosts and participates in events at Washington Crossing Historic Park. One of these events is the Kiwanis’ annual tree lighting event, where Katherine’s mom volunteered each year. It was through this that Katherine’s interest in the park was sparked. After graduating from Kutztown University with a bachelor’s in geography and a minor in studio art, Katherine was thrilled to join the park and kick-start her career.
As Development Coordinator for the Friends of Washington Crossing Park, Katherine oversees fundraising, special events, donations, and membership. She also works closely with our Grant Manager Danielle Gress.
“Event days are my favorite part of my job,” she shares. “Once everything is done, and everyone is here at the park, it’s so fulfilling to see the success we made happen.”
A talented artist, Katherine spends her free time oil painting and landscape drawing. She enjoys putting her artistic skills to work for the park whenever possible, but is equally grateful for the time she has outside of work to pursue her passion. In line with her love of landscapes, Katherine’s favorite areas of the park are the trails and land that run along the river.