Kathleen Burch


Lured by its fabulous folk art and with her own small collection and desirous of being repatriated, Kay moved to Oaxaca in the summer of 2008 immediately following her retirement.  Her mother, daughter and granddaughter joined in on the adventure, so now four generations of Burch ladies are enjoying Oaxaca’s many pleasures.

Growing up in South Florida, Kay developed an early interest in Mexico and Latin America that became a focus of study at the Universities of Florida and Texas.  During her professional life addressing social needs through philanthropy, Kay followed her interest in Mexico via travel opportunities, coming to know and love Oaxaca.  Drawn by its beauty, climate, and artesano communities, Oaxaca was the top choice as a place to live, learn, and give back.

Serving as a FOFA volunteer is a perfect way to give back.  Kay draws on her background in charity and non-profit management with the dream of ultimately making a difference in the lives of individuals and families whose products have enriched hers.

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The PBS Peabody award winning documentary series "Craft in America" filmed portions of two excellent upcoming programs in Oaxaca, one -- "Neighbors" -- partially in collaboration with FOFA. These programs explore connections through craft between Mexico and the United States.

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