KATHRYN WASSERMAN DAVIS
Wasserman Davis, Kathryn
Wellesley College mourns the passing of Kathryn Wasserman Davis, class of 1928. At 106, Kathryn was Wellesley's oldest known alumna; she was also one of our most beloved. For nearly 85 years, she was committed to higher education and service to her community. A passionate and thoughtful advocate, Kathryn's philanthropy supported all aspects of the College, including professorships, financial aid, global education initiatives, and building and landscape improvements. Kathryn and her late husband, Shelby Cullom Davis, gave the cornerstone gift for Wellesley's Davis Museum and Cultural Center, which is named in their honor. Her vision also enabled Wellesley to return land that had been converted into a parking lot back to its original beauty. On her 100th birthday, Kathryn established the 100 Projects for Peace to fund student peace-building initiatives around the world. She was a Trustee Emerita who served on the Wellesley Board from 1984 to 2002. Kathryn loved Wellesley with all of her heart. Her generosity touched many generations of Wellesley women, and will continue to make a difference for many generations to come. She is remembered, and will be missed, by her Wellesley sisters throughout the world.

Published by Boston Globe from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2013.
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Dr. Davis I believe one’s soul becomes universal energy when we pass. You are still all around us. In every student who graduates from our Global Education Center program and moves on to a great future where they make a big difference in their families, communities and the world. Thank you for your gift of education to make this a more peaceful planet.
Jeannett Manzanero
Friend
April 21, 2021
Thank you Katheryn for your love towards me and all of others students that have been part of the program. Because of you, I am a college student. without you help it will be very difficult for me to be in that place.
Patricia Bien Aime
Friend
April 19, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful queen. We will love you and miss you always.

I never got the opportunity to meet you but just reading about you and your purpose in life, made me decide on continuing my education. I want to thank you for that. It’s never easy and never will be for undocumented folks but the love you showed us and marks you left behind makes us continue on in life with obstacles and challenges ahead. It is a personal growth experience this has became to me. Again, thank you ❤
Yessica Chanay
Student
April 19, 2021
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. — Marcel Proust

“Dr. Davis thoughtfulness continues to spark in others live a fulfilling life, she will always be appreciated and remembered!”
Nancy Perez
April 19, 2021
In loving memory of Dr. Kathryn W. Davis. Those we loved don't go away, they just walk besides us everyday, always near and still very much deared. RIP dear grand lady. Thank you for making your contributions alive for others to receive a great education. Your thoughtfulness will never be forgotten.
Julia Sanchez
Coworker
April 19, 2021
Lighting a candle to remember a beautiful person who changed the lives of many people. RIP Dr. Davis.
Julia Sanchez
Coworker
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Mrs. Davis gave me the ability to continue my education here in America. It is due to her kindness and relentless generosity that students around the world can grow, learn and become the leaders of tomorrow. Thank you so much Mrs. Davis, you touched my life. It was a pleasure having the opportunity to meet you.
Dali
August 7, 2013
Thank you Dr.Davis for helping me and the rest of the students at palm beach State. I am very thankful because I had much help from your foundation.Even though I did not meet you in person I felt like I did. Thank you so much for your generosity.
Lizbeth Gonzalez
May 26, 2013
Thank you for everything you did for everyone single student and person you helped. I never met this lovely woman, but her intentions were amazing.
Charlene Rupert
May 24, 2013
No tuve la dicha de conocer a la Dra. Davis personalmente, pero mi hija Jeannett me contaba de toda la bondad de esta personita con tan maravilloso calor humano,que mi dios me le de descanso eterno y que sus familiares sepan que ella esta en un precioso lugar, Amen, Aleluya.
Angela E.. Manzanero
May 24, 2013
Thank you Dr. Davis, for giving our students the gift of a higher education. You have made a difference in so many lives, and for generations to come. They are doing incredible things now, and will continue to make you proud!
Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus Provost
Dr. Maria Vallejo
May 23, 2013
I will never forget the sense of commitment,generosity and humor I've seen in Mrs Davis! Meeting her in 2010 has been an edifying step in my life and work as peacebuilder! You will be remembered for ever! Peace be with you.
Rene Claude NIYONKURU
May 16, 2013
I never had the opportunity to meet Kathryn Davis personally, but I know her legacy lives on in the lives of the many young immigrant students at Palm Beach State college who have been able to get an education that they could not have gotten without her assistance. Many of them are so bright, and have gone on to win scholarships for their higher education. Mrs. Davis will live on through their lives, for many generations to come.
Jill Hanson
May 9, 2013
As an admirer of the family of Kathryn W. Davis, I am saddened to learn of her death. Though she is no longer with us, her ideas will forever echo within our thoughts. And what she accomplished on earth is woven into the spiritual fabric of our country. Kathryn W. Davis was indeed a visionary and an internationalist way ahead of her time. She inspired not only her immediate family but those who consider themselves as fortunate members of the extended family.
RAYMOND TANTER
May 8, 2013
My condolences to the family of such an amazing person. Her heart and care for others has significantly impacted the lives of many students. Giving students like myself the aid to continue their education is incredibly admirable. We as students will forever be thankful and we will aim to make her proud. May she Rest in Peace.
Angelica Acuna
May 7, 2013
God takes only the very best with him... Another angel has enlisted to his army.... May rest in peace Dr. Kathryn W Davis, an angel on earth that got now wings and has moved to another place to continue watching for all of those she always cared for.
Ericka Gorgonio
May 4, 2013
I'm so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person. She made a difference in the life of many young students. I'll be always thankful to her for her support.
Gabriela Salcedo
May 4, 2013
My condolences to the family, Dr.Kathryn Davis left a legacy behind, she helped students achieve their dreams and contributed to a better future not only for the students but a better future for this country, we Thank you and we will always be grateful Rest in Peace.
Gabriel Lopez Adimari
May 4, 2013
My condolences goes out to Dr. Kathryn Davis' family. She was such an inspiring person and I'm grateful to say that she has been a part of my life even though I never got to meet her. Thank you for everything Dr. Kathryn!
Bruna De Oliveira
May 4, 2013
Dr. Kathryn Davis, I would not be sitting here today at my school's library and typing you this note. You have made it possible for me to get an education regardless of my situation, so for that I want to thank YOU.
Thank You for your time, effort and heart. You will be greatly miss.
Alexandra Desravines
May 3, 2013
My sincere condolences to the family of Dr Kathryn Davis. rest in peace.
Heidy Serrano, Lake Worth,Fl
May 3, 2013
My condolences go out to her family. Thanks to this wonderful women I have been in college for the last year without her help it would of not have been possible.
Wendy Aparicio
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Julia Sanchez
May 2, 2013
My condolence to the family of Dr.Kathrtn Davis even though I never met her, she was a blessing to my life by allowing and rebirthing the dreams I once lost of continuing my college education.Thank you and God bless you'll all.
Keila Roa
May 1, 2013
My condolences to the family of Kathryn Davis.
Andrea Salcedo
May 1, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Luz Manchola
May 1, 2013
My sincere condolences to the Family of Dr. Kathryn Davis. It really touches my heart to know that such an Angel parted from this world. I would always remember her because she gave me hope by providing me with the opportunity to further my college education. Rest In Peace; we the GEC students would keep you in our hearts for ever.
Clinton Canales
May 1, 2013
My condolences to Dr. Davis' family. I am so thankful to Dr. Davis who gave me the opportunity to continue my education at Palm Beach State College. Without her support my education couldn't be possible. She is a truly inspiration to follow. I will always be thankful to you, and will always keep you in my heart. May God bless you and your family. My prayers are with all your family.
Regina Diaz
May 1, 2013
Thanks for the great opportunity you give and continue to give me.
irvin gorgonio
May 1, 2013
There are no words to express how grateful I am for Dr. Davis for helping me with my education. She was the only one who cared about immigrant students while the world did not cared and for that, I am very thankful. Dr. Davis and her family are always in my prayers. God Bless.
Erika Lopez
May 1, 2013
My most deepest condolences. Dr. Davis Thank You so much for everythinh you did for all of us. Even though I never got the chance to meet you in person, you are and will always be a hero for me. Thanks to you I got the chance to go to college. You will always be alive in our hearts. You made a difference in my life. May God have you in his glory.
Elieldy Hernandez
May 1, 2013
If it wasn't for Dr. Davis, I wouldn't have been able to continue my studies. Thank you for believing in me, there is a place in heaven for you. God bless you.
Natalia Aponte
May 1, 2013
My condolence for Dr. Davis' family. You will all be in my prayers. She was a magnificent person, who I will eternally be thankful to for my education.
Gabriela Sanchez
May 1, 2013
My deepest condolence goes out to Dr.Davis' family. She was an incredible woman who believed that anybody deserve a chance in education. If it was not for her great generosity, I would not have the opportunity to hold an AA degree as of today. I thank her so much,and I know that her blessings will forever be remenbered. With all my heart, rest in peace Kathryn W.Davis.
Shnightdine Aristil
May 1, 2013
My Condolences to her Family. It's very sad that a wonderful women like Dr. Davis is gone, but my family and I will ever remember her because she gave me the opportunity to continue with my college education. May God keep Blessing her in heaven and as well as her family members.
Guadalupe Lara
May 1, 2013
My Condolences to her family members. Im so thankful because she gave the oportunity to continue with my college education and I will always keep her in my prayers. May God blees her in heaven and her family members to.
Guadalupe Lara
May 1, 2013
I don't have words to express how greatly I'm with Dr. Davis. Thanks to her I had the opportunity to continue with my education in US. My deepest condolences to her family members and friends. God bless her!
Liliana Guarin
May 1, 2013
Dr. Davis, thank you for everything here at the Global Education Center. I'm so sorry to hear of your sad loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Liliana Santana
May 1, 2013
Even if i didnt had a chance to meet u in person im so thankfull for everything you have done for me, god bless you and rest in heaven
Miguel Rosales
May 1, 2013
It's sad when someone we love leaves us, but angels have to go home sooner or later. What Mrs. Davis did for me, I'll never forget. She changed my life and gave me an opportunity no one else would've. I pray you rest in peace Mrs. Davis and thank you so much for being such an amazing woman! My condolences for her family, but in this moment of sadness, its also time to rejoice knowing heaven has an angel back.
Martih Hodgson
May 1, 2013
God has bless the Global Education Center at Palm Beach State College with a special angel. God has call her for another mission. Dr. Davis may have been departed from this earth but, she will forever be in my heart. She let God use her to make so many dreams of young students come true. May you Rest in Peace Dr. Davis . Your family will always be in my prayers.
Jephta V.
May 1, 2013
May Dr. Davis rest in peace, and thank GOD For putting her in our destiny path and help the immigrant Community in our area. R.I.P
Selvin Turcios
April 30, 2013
I thank God for her life, she gave me an opportunity to continue with my education through her foundation. May God give peace to her family members. My condolences go to her family and friends.
Cathy Hernandez
April 30, 2013
I never got to meet you but I appreciate what you have done in this world
Dinesh
April 30, 2013
Thank you for letting us see the light. May this light now shine your path to your destiny.
Julia Sanchez
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April 30, 2013
Our Condolences here at the Global Education Center. We so feel the loss of such a great and noble Lady. She will be missed greatly. May God Bless you all during this time and know that we are here for you.
Julia Sanchez
April 30, 2013
The scholars and staff of Dr Kathryn W. Davis Global Education Center at Palm Beach State College will be forever indebted to Dr. Davis amazing compassion toward young immigrants and their families. For the past 6 years our students have gained their education thanks to Dr Davis's unselfish gift. Her heart full of peace and love and her actions toward equality for all will be missed from this world. May she rest in peace!
Jeannett Manzanero
April 29, 2013
Maplebrook School shares your loss for such an inspiring woman. We count our blessings that we had the opportunity to meet her as you count the many blessings you have for the joy and legacy Kathryn left behind. She touched so many lives........
Lori Hale
April 29, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. I know losing a loved one is hard to go through, I will keep you in my prayers. May you draw close to God at this time.
April 27, 2013
My condolences to the family of Kathryn Davis. God feels your pain and will help you to get through this difficult time (Psalm 147:3).
Marion A
April 27, 2013
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