Published on 11/22/2005 The Examiner Murtha’s message Even at a casual Sunday evening party at Kathy Kemper and Jim Valentine’s Northwest D.C. home, everyone was talking about the call by Rep. John Murtha, DPa., for immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq. “How can anyone attack John Murtha’s patriotism?” asked former Republican National Committee Chairman Frank…

Kathy Kemper might be the most important Washingtonian you’ve never Heard of. A tennis coach to the important and famous, she parlayed those connections into a networker’s dream and this fall celebrates her 15th year hosting a regular power-broker meeting she calls the INFO Breakfast. Her goal: Bring politicians, newsmakers, business people, even reporters, for…

Published on 9/13/2005 Washington Post Names and Faces Kathy Kemper will celebrate the 15th anniversary of her Institute for Education power breakfasts today. Kemper’s invitation-only meetings have provided Washingtonians such as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), “Meet the Press” host Tim Russert and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell a chance to talk shop off the record while…

Each year IFE recognizes an individual who has made a significant lifetime contribution to education. This year’s recipient is Mr. George Vradenburg, President of the Vradenburg Foundation. Friends, Trustees, and Stewards of the Institute for Education and it’s founder and CEO, Kathy Kemper, gathered for a special dinner given by His Excellency Shaikh Salem Al-Sabah,…

By Coach Kathy Kemper Published on 6/22/2005 USA Today Opinion Not so long ago, I can remember a national controversy erupting when a prominent male figure suggested that women were inherently inferior to men. Yet, unlike last month’s debate over Larry Summers’ comments about women’s under-representation in the fields of science and engineering, this controversy…

Mr. Larry Brown’s service as President of WAVE, Inc. (Work, Achievement, Values, and Education) is a shinning example of how dedicated adults can help even our nation’s most troubled youth turn around their lives. Thanks to Mr. Brown and WAVE, over 360,000 school dropouts and at-risk youth have become positive, productive members of their communities.…

By Coach Kathy Kemper Published on 8/28/2002 The Current Viewpoint There seems to be no end to the outrage being expressed about the mayor’s re-election team submitting fraudulent signatures. I am not excusing the inexplicable decision by part-time campaign workers and volunteers to submit the fake signatures. It was a ridiculous mistake that deserves full…

By Coach Kathy Kemper Published on 6/18/1997 Newsday Viewpoint In the 25 years since it was enacted into law, Title IX – requiring schools to ensure equal opportunity for male and female athletes – has worked a quiet revolution in American women’s and girl’s athletics. The Supreme Court’s recent decision to let stand a judgment…