Kathy Drake recently joined the Trust as the new Membership Coordinator bringing over five
years of experience working in the arts. A Philly native, Kathy returns to the area after having
worked in New York City for the last two and a half years. During her time in NYC, Kathy was
a Post Sale Manager at Sotheby’s where she oversaw internal logistics to ensure an
exceptional client experience for a variety of sales. The most notable – and most memorable –
auction she worked on was the record-setting wine sale: “Wines from the Cellar of William I.
Koch” in May 2016. Before moving to Manhattan, she gained valuable experience in the auction world while working with a variety of art objects at William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minor in Art History from West Chester University. In her studies, she focused her studio practice on figurative painting and drawing, and took a particular interest in the history of modern graphic design. Kathy worked as the curatorial assistant intern for the Brandywine River Museum of Art while studying for her undergraduate degree. In this role she assisted with exhibition research on antique weathervanes and compiled extensive information and documentation for an ongoing catalogue raisonné project on the Wyeth family. Outside of work, Kathy enjoys exploring her favorite city of Philadelphia, spending time with her family, and creating art.
“After working in the art world for several years now, I am thrilled to contribute to this impressive
community and learn more about development in the non-profit arts sector. I am particularly excited for
our upcoming New Orleans symposium and I look forward to meeting all of our members!”