Anshei Greensboro Vicki Cathcart

This week’s Anshei Greensboro feature is our very own Vicki Cathcart, Director of Student Life for UNCG and Guilford College Hillel. MAZEL TOV to Vicki as she recently won the 2020 UNCG Division of Student Affairs Partnership Award!

  • Why Federation?  I have always been inspired by the number of lives that Federations impacts locally and throughout the world. Through my work in the past at Federations in other cities, I feel that I have a deeper understanding and greater appreciation for all that it takes to run and support a local Jewish community.

  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? I would have Mary Poppins super powers. Snap your fingers and the room is clean, fly while just holding an umbrella, jump into chalk images on the ground, teach children and give families the tools they need to be successful! Oh, and let's not forget about the bag that Mary carries.

  • Why do you love being Jewish in Greensboro? I am so grateful for a caring and incredible learning environment for my children at B'nai Shalom Day School, the diverse Jewish population with so many options to be engaged, a city where my husband and I can both be Jewish professionals, the philanthropic members of the community who support so many individuals and organizations, the list goes on and on!

  • What do you love most about UNCG and Guilford College Hillel? Do I have to choose just one? I love supporting and mentoring students and the communities that we have created over the past few years, both within UNCG Hillel and Guilford College Chavurah and throughout the campus.

  • What are your hopes and dreams for our community? My dream is that Greensboro will continue to be a warm and thriving community. I want individuals and families to be able to lead the Jewish life they would like regardless of cost. I would love students to stay in Greensboro after graduating from local colleges and universities.

  • In one sentence – who are you? I am a Jew, Ramah alumni, spouse, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, learner, educator, mentor, colleague, friend, advocate, Missouri Tiger, donor, and.....a work in progress.