November 13, 2014
Kathie Battle Sayles, SMRLS director of development, has been honored with a Women in Public Service Rising Star Award by Hamline University.
The award recognizes women with 10 or fewer years of public service experience who are already making their mark in serving the common good.
Kathie was nominated by SMRLS CEO Jessie R. Nicholson and Campaign for Legal Aid committee chair Steve Kirsch. The nomination highlighted both her fundraising work, which has resulted in a 40% increase in funds raised for the Campaign for Legal Aid, and her leadership in establishing the Senior Legal Fair, attended by nearly 500 low-income seniors annually. Kathie Battle Sayles is one of just three recipients in 2014.