Cathy and Frank Burzik grew up in Western New York. They met roller skating as young teenagers and have been happily married 46 years. They are both first generation college graduates. Cathy received her BA in Mathematics from Canisius College and her MA in Mathematics from the University of Buffalo. Frank received his Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BET) from Rochester Institute of Technology and his MBA from the University of Dallas.
Cathy and Frank both worked at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester as engineers in product development until 1993. Subsequently, Cathy’s career at J&J, Applied BioSystems and Kinetic Concepts took them to New Jersey, San Francisco and in 2006 to San Antonio, where they currently reside. Cathy most recently served as President and CEO of Kinetic Concepts, Inc.
Cathy remains active in the healthcare field and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) and the Board of Directors of Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE:HAE). Cathy serves as Chairman, American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair. She previously served as Chairman, San Antonio Branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve Board and Chairman, Canisius College Board of Trustees.
Frank is active in several philanthropic endeavors. He previously served on the Board of Mission Road Ministries, an organization dedicated to helping developmentally handicapped individuals lead independent, healthy lives and on the Board of Ballet San Antonio.
Cathy and Frank reside in San Antonio, Texas and New York City. They are active members of St. Pius X Catholic Church in San Antonio. They are the proud God-parents of ten God-children whom they frequently visit. The Burziks are active ballroom dancers and compete several times a year in ballroom dancing competitions throughout the United States.
In 2011 the Burziks created the Catherine and Francis Burzik Foundation with a dual mission to
advance higher education as well as the performing arts. The Burzik Foundation awards grants to institutions of higher education including their alma maters as well as to performing arts organizations, including the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio.
The Foundation is a major benefactor of the Archdiocese of San Antonio education program, Hope for the Future, whose scholarship recipients have been dubbed, “Burziks’ Brightest.”
The Catherine and Francis Burzik Foundation, a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to benefiting Higher Education and the Performing Arts. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, grants from selected institutions throughout the United States are considered as well as those of several performing arts organizations.