Catharine O’Rourke retired several years ago from a second career as Associate Director, Development at The Children’s Aid Society in New York City. Prior to her ten years in the fundraising world, she spent 24 years as an investment banker at numerous firms, including Everen Securities, Dean Witter, Bankers Trust, and Merrill Lynch.
Currently, Ms. O’Rourke serves as President of the Board of Trustees of Kaufman Music Center and as a Director of Chamber Music Associates in New York. She also serves as Treasurer of a family real estate company.
Ms. O’Rourke is a graduate of Wellesley College. She received her master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago and Master of Music degree in piano from Northwestern University. She continues to be an active chamber musician.