DAVIDSON – The Kate MacIntyre Foundation honored the legacy of its namesake, former Davidson downtown manager Kate MacIntyre, by awarding gifts to five Davidson schools during Art on the Green – an annual Davidson arts celebration founded by MacIntyre.
The Kate MacIntyre Memorial Scholarship, a program that honors the contributions MacIntyre made to the Davidson community and helps enrich arts education at local schools, gave the Community School of Davidson, Davidson Day School, Woodlawn School, Davidson Elementary and McKinney Academy art departments each a $100 gift.
MacIntyre’s widower, Peter Macon, founded the organization with his late wife just weeks before her death from non-smokers lung cancer in 2007. The foundation, an approved nonprofit, supports lung cancer patient advocacy, encourages participation in clinical trials and provides mentoring to young professional women interested in the healthcare profession.
Macon and the foundation plan to fund the gifts annually as a way to honor MacIntyre’s commitment to arts education.
“It’s my hope to inspire an appreciation of visual arts in students, challenging them to imagine their own unique flair and artistry,” he said.
Commissioner Margo Williams awarded the gifts during a brief ceremony on the Village Green April 30.