Director of Advancement Karen Rech joined Thompson in February of 2020 as a result of the merger with A Child’s Place. Karen is responsible for leading a comprehensive and strategic donor-centered fundraising program, focusing on individual and corporate donors.
Prior to Thompson, Karen spent nearly 25 years working in healthcare and social service organizations as a development professional overseeing the planning and execution of fundraising campaigns to meet organizational objectives. Karen earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health & Human Services from the University of Tennessee.
Karen’s greatest joy and gratification is working with a nonprofit organization that makes a direct impact on people and communities, and is humbled to be working to make a difference for others.