Memorial Events for Kay Mills

Friends, colleagues and admirers of Kay Mills are invited to join us as we remember Kay on Tuesday, Feb. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  at National Public Radio, 635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

NPR is easily accessible from  Metrorail; the nearest stop is Gallery Place/Chinatown/Verizon Center.  There is also some street parking nearby.

This is being organized by her friends in JAWS, but we hope that her friends from other parts of her life attend as well.  We’ll have drinks and light refreshments as well as stories, memories and good jokes that Kay would have appreciated.

Many thanks to Lisa Shepard for arranging this location, and to Kathy Bonk, Angela Greiling Keane, Peggy Simpson and Celia Morris  for exploring other options.   We will need additional help from our large local JAWS contingent: volunteers to let people in NPR’s doors, set up and cleanup help and, if anyone would like to donate small amounts to defray the cost of the event, we’d be very appreciative.

The rules of using the NPR space preclude us from fund-raising there but we note that there is a Mary Katherine Mills scholarship fund at Pennsylvania State University and there is a movement to create another lasting journalism or research award in her name. More on that later.

A Los Angeles-area event is being planned for Sunday, Feb 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica:  1260 18th Street, Santa Monica,  90404. Parking will be available in a nearby parking structure.  For information and a windshield permit, please send your name(s) to

You don’t need to RSVP and if you know friends of Kay who are not in JAWS, please invite them. We look forward to seeing you and sharing memories of our friend on Feb. 8.

For further information, please contact Betty Anne Williams at baw.editor (at) or Pat Sullivan at psullivan1 (at)