Kathi Koll is the founder of The Kathi Koll Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to providing meaningful assistance to caregivers in need. Her experience caring for her late husband, Don, for more than six years after his debilitating stroke was the inspiration for creating the foundation and writing her memoir. Kathi has been committed to civic, community, and healthcare organizations within and outside the United States for decades. She currently serves on the Hoag Hospital Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute advisory committee and on the Boy Scouts of America Orange County Council Board of Directors.
She has previously served on the board of trustees of Casa Cuna, an orphanage in La Paz, Mexico, the boards of UCLA Health Systems and American Ballet Theatre, and as a trustee for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Kathi is also an owner of the Koll Company, a real estate development firm founded by her late husband, Don Koll.
Kathi grew up in Los Angeles where she attended Loyola Marymount University. She lives in Southern California, and is the proud mother of three children and extremely proud grandmother of nine grandchildren, who all lovingly call her KK. When she isn’t helping and educating caregivers, she is traveling the world, looking for new adventures. This is her first book.
A portion of the proceeds from all book sales will go to support family caregivers in need.
Watch the NBTV broadcast of Kathi at the Newport Beach Public Library Author Lecture Series speaking about her new book, her personal caregiving journey and a lively Q&A with audience members.