Katy served as the spokeswoman for Desiree and Mike Davis after they lost their daughter Claire in the Arapahoe High School shooting. Katy was "a dear friend to us, as she was to many others," the Davises said in a statement Wednesday. "She stood alongside us during the most challenging period in our lives, and gracefully acted as our voice when it was difficult or impossible to speak."
Katy was a huge fan of the theater, she was a member of the Director's Society for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and was a producing partner for Shakespeare's "As You Like It," which begins Friday at the DCPA. Because of her love for the performing arts, Katy's family has established the Katy Atkinson Memorial Fund for the Performing Arts. Donations can be made by visiting www.denverfoundation.org or by mailing them to:
The Katy Atkinson Memorial Fund for the Performing Arts
c/o The Denver Foundation
Attn: Kelly Purdy
55 Madison, 8th Floor
Denver, CO 80206