The Butterfly Foundation is a non-profit organization that endeavors to ignite a movement encouraging people to be kind and thoughtful in everything. It honors Katie Durkin, whose nine energetic years on this earth were indelibly marked by immeasurable love, kindness and thoughtfulness. Inspired by a description of Katie by her classmates as “Kind and Thoughtful in Everything,” the “KATIE” acronym was born. Paired with Katie's hand-drawn butterfly artwork, the imagery symbolizes a life that undergoes a swift and magical transformation while becoming a subject of beauty and inspiration for many. The Foundation's first project is creation of the Butterfly Athletic Park at Wales Primary School.
The mission of the Butterfly Foundation is to advance character development and teamwork among youth of all abilities through athletics, recreation and education.