William Aguado and Kathi Pavlick
“Bill” Aguado served as President of the Bronx Council on the Arts, where he had served as its Executive Director since 1981. A graduate of Hunter College, he received his M.A. from Fordham University. Bill has served as a Board member of Hostos Community College Foundation as well as BronxWorks and the Bronx Business Alliance. Bill is responsible for the design and implementation of a myriad of projects that have benefitted the community and the arts including: the BRIO fellowship to artists, the Culture Venture Fund, the Urban Artist Initiative, the ArtHandlers Training Program and the Longwood Art Gallery. The Josephine Aguado Scholarship is in honor of his mother.
Kathi Pavlick is a seasoned professional with an extraordinary depth of experience helping corporations, nonprofit organizations and individuals seize opportunities to realize goals. For over 25 years, Ms. Pavlick worked for JPMorgan Chase where she developed and managed philanthropic programs supporting arts and community development. She initiated a Community Arts Strategy to strengthen small and emerging arts organizations through re-grants program and multi-year capacity building grants to anchor organizations and community scholarships. She is currently a trustee of the Woodlawn Cemetery, the friends of Woodlawn and the Arts and Business Council of New York.