Crafting with Cathi Event a Resounding Success

The 2023 Ignite the Future Spring Gala was an amazing success for the IGNITE community, and the Crafting with Cathi auction item was as well for the winning bidders. The event, which took place on June 16, 2023, was an evening of relaxing fun while the group learned the art of block printing.

The event was an absolute hit, brimming with positive energy and a vibrant atmosphere of creativity. From start to finish, it exuded a sense of community that made it truly memorable for all attendees.

The event featured an engaging activity where each attendee had the opportunity to carve their own unique block. This hands-on experience allowed everyone to unleash their creativity and put their artistic skills to the test. The joy and satisfaction derived from this process were palpable, evident in the smiles and enthusiasm that filled the room.

As the evening progressed, participants had the chance to print their own notecards using the carved blocks they had crafted. This additional element of the event added an extra layer of excitement and personalization, allowing everyone to take home a memento of their hard work and creativity.

The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the collaborative project created by everyone present. Together, the attendees joined forces to create a truly remarkable piece, showcasing the power of teamwork and shared creativity. “It was amazing to be able to combine the amazing community of IGNITE with a wonderfully creative activity!” Cathi Rodgveller exclaimed about the experience.

Overall, the event was a resounding success, with attendees thoroughly enjoying themselves and appreciating the opportunity to engage in a truly fun and fulfilling experience. Cathi, in particular, found immense pleasure in the event, basking in the positive vibes and the sense of achievement that came with being able to share IGNITE Worldwide with others in such a fun setting.

The crafting event was an absolute delight, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended. It not only brought people together but also ignited a passion for creativity and self-expression. Without a doubt, this event will be cherished as a fond memory by all involved. Cathi concluded the event by noting, “I, along with the entire IGNITE team, hope to offer more experiences like this one for the IGNITE community in the future.”

About IGNITE Worldwide

IGNITE Worldwide is a 501(c)3 nonprofit STEM education organization that aims to change gender and racial equity in STEM permanently and systematically. We work directly with teachers during the school day to provide programming that promotes gender equity and representation in STEM academics and careers. Through our award-winning program, IGNITE provides engaging, hands-on events that connect students with STEM professionals from industry leaders from around the world. Learn more at