Catherine Onyemelukwe (2021)
Catherine Onyemelukwe graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1962 with a degree in German and began her career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria. In 1993 she moved to Westport. She joined TUCW the following year and sings with the Women’s, Chamber and Special Projects choirs. In 1995 she became chair of the Endowment Committee.. She also joined the Unitarian-‐Universalist Women’s Federation and served on their board for several years. She became a professional fundraiser and earned the CFRE (certified fundraising executive) designation. She has worked for several national and local nonprofits, including the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and Bridgeport (CT) Child Advocacy Coalition. She has led or participated in annual canvass campaigns at the church many times. She led the fundraising for the parting gift to our minister emeritus. She was a member of the search committee that brought Rev. Dr. John Morehouse to the congregation. Today she serves on the Legacy Planning Committee of the church.