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museum administrator

Kim L. Maher Cavendish, museum administrator. Recipient Cultural Arts award Broward Cultural Arts Foundation, 1985, Woman of Year award Women in Communications, 1990, Woman of Distinction award Southern Florida Magazine, 1993; namedOutstanding Fundraiser, Florida Association Nonprofit Organizations, 1994.


Cavendish, Kim L. Maher was born on February 25, 1946 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Joseph Wilson and Helen Elizabeth (Bell) Leverton.


Student, Duke University, 1965. Student, George Washington University, 1966. Bachelor in English, University Florida, 1969.


Social worker Florida Health and Rehabilitation Service, Gainesville, 1969-1971, Delray Beach, 1972-1974, fraud unit supervisor West Palm Beach, 1974-1976, direct service supervisor, 1977-1978. Center director Palm Beach County Employment and Training Administration, 1979-1981. Executive director Discovery Ctyr., Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1981-1992, Museum Discovery & Science, Fort Lauderdale, 1992-1994.

Chief Executive Officer Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton, 1995-1999. President Orlando Science Center, 2000—2002, Museum Discovery & Science, Fort Lauderdale, since 2002.


Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, the power of evil in the world is broken.


The use of force may be supported in extreme situations and when the need to do so is beyond reasonable doubt.


A true Christian should help those in need, regardless of religious affiliation.


Board directors Singing Pines Museum, Boca Raton, Florida, 1984-1988, Broward Art Guild, Fort Lauderdale, 1985-1991, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Virginia Aerospace Business Roundtable, Hampton, 1995—2000, Association Science and Technology Centers, 2002^, Giant Screen Cinema Association, since 2005, South East Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association, since 2007. Member Leaderhip Broward II, Fort Lauderdale, 1983-1984, faculty Institute New Science Centers, 1992, Cultural Executives Council Broward County. Member American Association Museum, Association Science and Technology Centers, Southeastern Museum Conference, Virginia Association Museum (board directors since 1999), Florida Science Teachers Association (board directors), Florida Association Museum (board directors 1989-1995, president 1993-1995), Leadership Broward Alumnae (curriculum committee 1984-1986), Fort Lauderdale Downtown Council (board directors 1992-1995), Women's Executive Club, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Scuba diving, piano, creative writing, collecting art and antiques, painting.


Married William Fredrick Maher, June 12, 1965 (divorced 1980). 1 child, Lauren Robinson. Married Daryl Kent Cavendish, February 26, 2000.

Joseph Wilson Leverton

Helen Elizabeth (Bell) Leverton

William Fredrick Maher

Daryl Kent Cavendish

Lauren Robinson Cavendish