Associate, Programs, Educate Texas
Karina is on the College and Career Readiness team for CFT's Educate Texas. She supports the team’s work by overseeing communications and outreach, and supporting resource development, program management and multiple regional convenings across the state.
Karina has worked in the education space for the majority of her career, doing assessment work for student affairs at Southern Methodist University and career development for the Lyle School of Engineering.
Karina holds a bachelor’s in political science from Bryn Mawr College and a master’s in educational policy and leadership from Southern Methodist University.
Favorite Aspect of CFT"Collaborating and learning with others who are equally as passionate about creating a thriving educational system for everyone."
Favorite Quote"With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?"— Oscar Wilde
"Collaborating and learning with others who are equally as passionate about creating a thriving educational system for everyone."
Favorite Quote"With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?"
"With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?"
President & CEO
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Executive Director, Educate Texas
Chief Philanthropy Officer
Chief Relationship Officer
Chief North Texas Giving Day Officer
Managing Director, Educate Texas
Director, North Texas Giving Day & Gift Processing/Constituent Records
Deputy Director, Programs, Educate Texas
Director, Policy, Educate Texas
Digital Marketing Associate
Business Engagement Officer
Deputy Director, Insights & Analytics, Educate Texas
Executive Assistant to the President/CEO and CFO
Director of Charitable Giving, Collin County
Administrative Assistant, Facilities/IT
Marketing & Communications Associate, Educate Texas
Senior Director, Community Philanthropy
Associate, TEGAC, Educate Texas
Facilities and Events Manager
Donor Relations Officer, Collin County
Project Associate, Development, Educate Texas
Deputy Director, Programs, Best In Class, Educate Texas
Relationships Events Manager
Community Philanthropy Director
Business Engagement Director, CFT for Business
Deputy Director, Development, Educate Texas
Deputy Director, RGV FOCUS, Educate Texas
Chief Investment Officer
Senior Manager, Data Management and Analysis
Director, TEGAC, Educate Texas
Executive Assistant, Relationships
Chief Information Officer
Director, Programs, Educate Texas
Senior Director, Property and Facilities
Community Philanthropy Officer
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
Managing Director, Finance and Administration, Educate Texas
North Texas Giving Day Coordinator
Director of Sponsorships and Nonprofit Relations
Employee Engagement Coordinator
Senior Officer, Donor Engagement
Director, Marketing, Educate Texas
Senior Director of Administration and Corporate Secretary
Director of Charitable Gift Planning
Meeting and Events Coordinator
Associate, Best In Class, Educate Texas
Nonprofit Manager, North Texas Giving Day
Scholarships Program Manager
Senior Director, Insights and Analytics, Educate Texas
Palacios Area Fund Coordinator
Associate, Policy and Advocacy, Educate Texas
Accounts Payable Administrator
Strategic Initiatives Officer
Senior Donor Engagement Specialist
Front Desk Coordinator
Senior Grants Administrator
North Texas Giving Day Marketing and Communications Manager
Advisor Relations Officer
Finance Assistant, Educate Texas
Senior Officer, Community Engagement
Financial Planning Analyst
Senior Coordinator, Gift Processing and Constituent Records
Senior Director of Donor Relations and Services
Senior Marketing and Communications Manager
Deputy Director, Finance, Educate Texas
Associate, Insights & Analytics, Educate Texas
Senior Accounts Payable Administrator
Human Resources Director
Community Impact Specialist
Senior Director, Programs, Educate Texas
Director of Accounting
Deputy Director, Strategy, Educate Texas
Senior Officer, Community Philanthropy
Vice President, Finance
Philanthropy Operations Manager
Executive Assistant, Philanthropy
Program Assistant, Educate Texas
Deputy Director, College and Career Readiness, Educate Texas
Associate, Development, Educate Texas
Director, Texas College Access Network, Educate Texas
Human Resources Manager
North Texas Giving Day Data Analyst
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Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) works with families, companies and nonprofits to build thriving communities locally and across the state through a variety of charitable funds and strategic initiatives. The foundation professionally manages over 1,000 charitable funds and runs several key initiatives like Educate Texas, North Texas Giving Day and the W. W. Caruth, Jr. Fund. CFT has awarded more than $1.7 billion in grants since its founding in 1953.
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