Cathy Oerter

Board Chair

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Cathy and Al were married for 25 years. She upholds her husband’s vision and remains true to the foundation’s mission.


BA, Advertising Design, Iowa State University; BA, Art Education Puget Sound University; USA Team long jump athlete; Initiated the Women’s Track & Field program at Iowa State.

Markus Sherry, D.M.D.

Board Financial Officer

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The respected guiding force of the organization, Dr. Sherry has been unwavering in his dedication and commitment to the Al Oerter Foundation since its inception.


B.S. Chemistry University of Florida; DMD College of Dentistry, University of Florida; six dental practices in Florida.

  • Olympian Larry Young competing and showcasing his scultpure
Olympic Skater Peggy Fleming
painting with her grandson
Two-time Olympian Roald Bradstock
and a detail from one of his paintings

Student art and poetry award reception