Houston for 2016
Photo by: Gittings
Kim is a native Houstonian, and she grew up watching her mother, the late Katherine Blissard, open her heart to serve others. Having this shining example fueled Kim’s commitment to volunteerism.
Kim’s volunteering involves chairing and co-chairing events for the Children’s Assessment Center, American Heart Association, Amschwand Sarcoma Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Children’s Museum, the Nutcracker Market benefiting Houston Ballet, the Women’s Health Summit for Huffington Center on Aging, Citizens for Animal Protection, Bridge over Troubled Waters for Women and Children, Houston Sweetheart Luncheon, Habitat for Horses, The Joy School and The Mission of Yahweh. Being a Texan through and through, Kim has volunteered for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for over 22 years.
Kim has served on the Foundation Board and was the President of the Friend’s Guild Board of Children’s Assessment Center—a center that focuses on the safety and well being of sexually abused children.
Kim and Dan Moody, married for 26 years, have one daughter who is the light of their lives. Kim considers their beautiful daughter, Makell, to be her greatest treasure and being a mother to be her most important work. She hopes to instill in Makell, like her own mother did, the importance of giving back.
Kim and Dan, along with Dan’s mother Mary Moody, were honored in 2009 by the Children’s Assessment Center at the Spirit of Spring Luncheon, and Kim and Dan were honored by the CAC with the Cherish the Child Humanitarian Award. Kim and Dan were 2007 recipients of the Pacesetters Award from the Cancer League of Houston. Kim was honored as one of “25 Beautiful Houstonians” by H Texas magazine for her volunteerism in the community in 2007 and again in 2015 for the 10 Year Anniversary of the award. She was also named a “Houston Sweetheart” at the Inaugural Sweetheart Luncheon in 2011 and recently was named an ABC-13 Woman of Distinction by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
Kim is most grateful for her family and friends who have always supported her on the many occasions when she has asked for help with her volunteer projects.