Katherine is devoted to developing the arts community of southwest Florida. Most notably she served as the executive director of the Young Artists Awards Program for fifteen years.

Boren also served as the 2009 president for the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. She was 2009 event chair for Bruce Gora - A Night to Remember and chair of the Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Installation Arts Committee for Art Royale 2010. Boren also served as a member of the advisory board for the Alliance for the Arts.

Katherine Boren is regularly selected as a juror for local shows, including as a member of the jury panel for ArtFest Fort Myers, as head juror for Art Royale at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, and as sole juror of the Cape Coral Art League Festival of Art, Color Our World, Media Mix, and Celebration exhibits.