Mayor Williams joined National Symphony Orchestra Music Director Leonard Slatkin this morning in a rousing rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Joining Mayor Williams was Coach Kathy Kemper, founder of the Institute for Education (IFE) and TV commentator Morton Kondracke. During the IFE’s monthly INFO breakfast, Mayor Williams gave a key to the…

By Coach Kathy Kemper Published on 12/26/2005 The Examiner American Conversation At this point in his presidency, it’s fair to say that there’s little the American people agree on when it comes to George W. Bush. His policies on everything from Iraq to education, health care to taxes have stirred intense debate among strident supporters…

Published on Nov 2005 Washington Life Contributors Kathy Kemper is the Founder and President of INFO, the public affairs breakfast series that since 1990 has become a much-talked-about forum for the exchange of ideas between world and national leaders. Ms. Kemper is also a fellow and founder of the Institute for Education (IFE) and established…

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,…