Karen’s passion for life (and for Development Guild) is contagious. Both her clients and colleagues benefit from her enthusiasm, fearlessness, and dedication. She holds the bar high, partnering with her clients on fundraising initiatives resulting in transformational impact. Karen is gifted at creating strategies and solving problems alongside leaders determined to deliver on their missions. Her clients include: Greater Boston Food Bank, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Perkins School for the Blind, Pine Street Inn, Planned Parenthood, UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Health Care, and UMass Foundation.
After serving in senior positions at Tufts-New England Medical Center and Boston University, and working on the United States House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, Karen joined Development Guild DDI in 1989 to put her entrepreneurial skills to work. She built the foundation of our fundraising practice, designing our initial approaches to comprehensive capital campaign, feasibility study, and assessment processes. Karen continues to innovate and says her inspiration comes from the dedicated leaders she is privileged to work with every day.
Karen is a Certified Fundraising Executive. She is a past faculty member at Radcliffe Seminars and a former Board member of the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. She also served as Vice President of Women in Development, Boston.
Outside the office Karen enjoys cooking for family and friends and working on her travel bucket list with her husband, Ed. In the summer, she spends as much time as possible on the Cape, where she can be found gardening, kayaking, biking, and taking long walks on Cape Cod’s beaches and trails.
Read Karen’s latest article “More than Money: What Campaign Success Can (and should) Look Like.”