Katie Stam was crowned the first Miss America from the state of Indiana in the pageant’s 88-year history. During her year of service, Katie worked extensively with Children’s Miracle Network as the National Goodwill Ambassador, representing over 170 premiere children’s hospitals.
Katie also served as a spokesperson for her personal platform of Promoting Community Service and Involvement, embarking on a national speaking tour working with non-profit organizations. She was also the first Miss America in over 30 years to travel to Europe to visit our Armed Forces, and dedicated much of her year of service to honoring our servicemen and women in uniform.
As an accomplished journalist, Katie continues to take her passion for service around the world utilizing her broadcast education to help build awareness and raise funds for various organizations and causes; including the American Dairy Association, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Ovarian Cancer, children’s hospitals, 4-H and the performing arts. Katie sits on the Board of Directors for Ovar’coming Together, the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Organization in Indiana, and is the Vice President of Brand Awareness for Australian Gold in Indianapolis where she is developing her own product line.
She is anxiously awaiting the release of her first children’s book entitled “I Want to Be Miss America” and the release of her first album entitled “In the Spirit of Joy”.