Katherine Farley is a New York architect who has devoted her life to promoting art, culture, and helping those in need. She works primarily as managing director at the real estate firm Tishman Speyer, which is named after her husband Jerry Speyer.
Outside of her work in real estate, she supports many organizations generously. She is a lifetime contributor to the New York Philharmonic, an overseer of the International Rescue Committee, and a supporter of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. In 2010 she accepted the position of chair-designate with the Lincoln Center after working with the board since 2003. Her focus at the Lincoln center has been redevelopment and fundraising.
Katherine Farley has also worked with the Brearley School to help fulfill their mission of challenging “girls of adventurous intellect to think critically and creatively and prepare them for active, responsible citizenship in a democratic society.” Her position on the board of Women-in-Need (WIN) has helped women and children in the New York area find support, grow their skills, and become self-reliant.