Cathy Raphael is chair of the board of the Ms. Foundation for Women. She created a DA fund at Ms., the Fairy Godmother Fund, to support women’s economic growth and development. She participated in the Democracy Funding Circle at Ms. and is an early funder for their Policy and Advocacy work.
Cathy helps direct her family’s funds at the Pittsburgh Foundation as well as her own, the DANU Fund. She is a founding mother of the Women and Girl’s Foundation of Southwest PA. Cathy is a long time supporter of Three Rivers Community Foundation in Pittsburgh where she established a Women’s Initiative Fund. She serves on the board of the Funding Exchange and has served on the boards of the Women Donors Network, Women’s Law Project, Society for Contemporary Craft, Peaceful Dwelling Place and Phoenix Institute.
Cathy has worked as a metalsmith, led playshops for grown ups and is a storyteller. She created The NUIN Center, an alternative healing space in Highland Park. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA.