Kathy Loo: Philanthropist
Kathy Loo is one of Colorado Springs’ most well-known and respected philanthropists. “Everybody can be a philanthropist,” says Kathy. “It’s not about how much money you give or what work you do, but that you do it.”
Kathy and the Loo Family have been generous supporters to CASA of the Pikes Peak Region since 1994. Kathy was personally introduced to CASA through the Light of Hope Breakfast and was so impressed she volunteered as a table hostess for many years, introducing many others to CASA’s work. The Loo’s were also key contributors to the capital campaign which funded the purchase of the CASA office building in 2003.
The Dusty and Kathy Loo Fund has provided matching sponorships to the CASA of the Pikes Peak Region’s Indy Give campaign. Kathy credits CASA’s model with not only supporting kids during difficult situations, but also helping them get out of poverty. “It gives them a real chance,” she says.
Clearly philanthropy is Kathy’s life work. Through her participation with CASA, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and many other worthy causes, she inspires others to give time and money. “A lot of people can do more than they think they can,” she says. When people participate with and donate to local nonprofits, they make a direct contribution to the community and everyone’s quality of life.
Also a crusader for volunteerism, Kathy is impressed by the huge volunteer force in Colorado Springs and is proud that is one of the things that makes our community thrive. “People step out of their comfort zone to volunteer in our community, and they certainly do that for CASA.”
There have been many wonderful women benefactors in our city’s history and Kathy Loo is one that carries on that tradition today.
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