Kathryn Williams has a long history of advocacy for women and children beginning in 1994 when she began her work in the non-profit sector. Kathryn became a well-known lecturer on domestic violence awareness and education, providing training to members of law enforcement, medical professionals, dispatchers, cosmetologists and students. In 1995 she developed and implemented a program for high school students on dating violence, which was featured extensively in local media, as well as on CNN both nationally and internationally.
In 1997 Kathryn began her work with CASA (Child Advocates) where she advocated for 14 children and supported the agency as a member of the Board of Directors. During her 11 years on the Board, she served as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice Chair and three years as Board Chair. In addition to her other duties, Kathryn devoted herself to fundraising and led numerous event committees. Those events helped to garner close to a million dollars in valuable donor dollars.
In 2011 Kathryn helped to create the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department’s Victim Services Unit. She and other members of the unit serve citizens of Los Gatos and Monte Sereno who are victims of crime or suffer a traumatic event that requires police intervention. She has been called to the scene to offer support and resources to victims and their families who have experienced homicide, suicide, , domestic violence and sudden or accidental injury or death. In 2013, as head of the unit, Kathryn traveled to Philadelphia with Chief Scott Seaman to accept the International Association of Chief’s of Police 2013 Excellence in Victim Services Award.
In 2014 Kathryn began her own 501(c)3 non-profit called Table for Three. She and local restaurateur, Brenda Hammond, support other non-profits with their yearly event, Star Chefs and the Wines and Spirits They Love. Through the participation of local, well-known chefs, vintners, breweries and spirit companies, the event attracts upwards of 350 guests who enjoy an evening of fine food and drink while bidding on high quality live auction items. Since 2014 Table for Three has sponsored Martha’s Kitchen, Silicon Valley Children’s Fund and in 2018 will produce the event for Uplift Family Services.
Kathryn is a member of the Children’s Issues Committee of the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council.
A long time resident of Saratoga, Kathryn spends her free time with her five grandchildren. She says they make her laugh every day.