Catherine Gund is a film producer and activist  who founded Aubin Pictures, a nonprofit filmmaking organization in 1996.  She is the daughter of Agnes Gund,  an heiress and philanthropist who is a patron of the arts and a major funder of left-of-center causes and politicians. 
Catherine chairs the board of trustees of the George Gund Foundation,  a left-of-center private grantmaking organization created by her grandfather, George Gund II, that supports organizations in various areas, such as education, the arts, the environment, and economic development. 
Gund also sits on the boards of various organizations, such as Art for Justice, Baldwin for the Arts, and Art Matters. 
Gund’s films focus on issues such as race, LGBT interests, the environment, abortion, and HIV/AIDS from a left-of-center view.