“Be the change you wish to see in the world” —Mahatma Gandhi
As a second-generation clubwoman, Katie Moydell grew up understanding the importance of volunteering. Her mother shared her passion for giving back to the community at an early age.
Katie joined Junior Woman’s Club of Columbia in 2009, and has served as Fundraising-VP, Membership-VP, Activities-VP and Advisor. Katie served as President from 2013–2014 and used Gandhi’s quote as a reminder to her club that they can change the world.
Active in her State Federation, Katie has served as Advocates for Children Chair, Progress Foundation Committee Member, Midlands District President, and is the current President Special Program Chair. Katie was installed as Director of Junior Clubs in 2014 and served two consecutive terms. Katie received the Millie Crom Gold Award for Excellence in 2016, 2017, and was named Outstanding Director of Junior Clubs (Category 4) in 2014.
A lifetime supporter of Palmetto Place Children and Youth Services, Katie joined the board in 2010 and is the immediate past Board President. As a member of the capital campaign strategic planning committee, Katie helped plan and execute a successful million-dollar campaign to renovate the shelter. Founded by JWC-Columbia, Palmetto Place is the benefactor of the club’s fundraising.
A Carolina girl, born and raised; she attended The University of South Carolina, studying Public Relations and Art History. Katie is a leader in the Growth Operations department at Colonial Life and attributes her GFWC experiences to many of her career successes.
Katie knows that without her family, nothing would be possible. She resides in Columbia with her husband, Matt and son, Collin. Their endless support and encouragement allow Katie to follow her passion.