Karen Vander Ark
Karen began her career at the University of Denver Development office over 34 years ago and she’s been raising money for, speaking on behalf of and supporting education and community organizations since.
Karen was a gubernatorial appointed college trustee and lead a community college through a leadership transition. Politics and education have been involved in her service and professional life while serving on numerous political campaigns, bond and levy campaigns and a statewide education initiative.
Karen has helped shape education reform from Colorado to Washington State, participating in charter school activities and grassroots campaigns. Karen’s passion and life long goal of supporting her community and education revolves around supporting the Boys & Girls Club teen center -EX3, Rotary Scholarships, & Advancing Leadership youth programs.
Karen holds a BSBA in Marketing from Waynesburg College.