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Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations

Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations

(352) 392-4574

As Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations, Karen works on communications and project management for the Office of Government & Community Relations, the UF Campaign for Charities and other community initiatives, and a variety of efforts that transect our offices in Gainesville, Tallahassee, and Washington, DC. 

Karen joined UF from the Community Foundation of North Central Florida where she served as the program director for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. During her tenure, Karen launched what would become one of the Community Foundation’s signature initiatives, The Amazing Give - a 24-hour online giving day that assists local nonprofits in raising essential funds for their operations.