Imagine Auction & Gala 2014

Meet Our Team

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Erica Land
Erica Land joined the senior leadership team of the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation in April 2015 as Executive Director of the Library Foundation with responsibility for planning and implementation of fundraising initiatives including donor and corporate relations, major gifts, planned giving, community partnerships, and special events. She will also work with the Friends of the Library membership to further the literacy initiatives of both organizations. Erica will focus on community engagement and fund development for the Library Foundation’s literacy outreach services and Friends of the Library community events and member relations.  

Her experience working with non-profit boards, initiating strategic fundraising plans, and her professional and personal connections in the community will help the Library District and Library Foundation provide services to a broad audience. Erica most recently served as Director of Advancement for Academy of the Sacred Heart and also has experience with St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation and the YMCA. She has a B.A. in Business Administration and an M.A. in Human Service Agency Management from Lindenwood University.

Erica lives in St. Peters with her husband Lonnie and their two sons, Lonnie 8 and Harrison 5. 

Karen Englert
Karen Englert joined the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation in August 2013. Prior to her role with Foundation, Karen was an educator, serving as a special education teacher and as a reading specialist. As a Development Specialist, Karen coordinates literacy outreach programs, is responsible for grant writing and manages the day to day operations of the Library Foundation. 

Karen’s background in education, including a Master’s Degree in Severe Developmental Disabilities and six career teaching certifications, is instrumental in Foundation programming. Her focus on early and lifelong literacy, along with her understanding of developmental milestones and parent engagement, provide further depth to the Foundation’s Ready to Read, Books to You, and Take 20 and Read efforts.

Karen’s prior experience with volunteer management and community collaboration has helped expand Foundation programming. In addition, Karen oversees the Library Foundation’s special events and serves as the primary representative in county-wide events to present on Foundation initiatives. These efforts generate new partnerships and support the overall strategic plan through purposeful advocacy. 

Outside of her time at the Library, Karen is actively involved with the Midwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association. She serves on the Legislative Planning Committee, as a community liaison for the Patient Support Network and is the past chair of the Go Red for Women Passion Committee.
Karen and her husband Jeff have four children – Kennedy, Jordan, Zachary, and Madison. They live in St. Peters.

Lisa Dunham
Lisa Dunham has been with the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation since August 2007 as a Development Specialist. She manages marketing for the Library Foundation, is the staff liaison for the Friends of the Library membership organization and facilitates large and small special events for both organizations throughout the year. She enjoys that her work is closely connected to her personal interests -- a love of the St. Charles City-County Library District and the belief that literacy is a vital part of personal development.

Lisa's communications experience includes both professional and volunteer service within the private, public and trade association sectors. Prior to joining the Library Foundation, she served in a communications role for Morrison-Knudsen (now Washington Construction) at the Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project. Her experience also includes working for the National Association of Electrical Distributors and serving as Director of Governmental Communications for St. Charles County, Missouri. Lisa is an Ambassador for the Cottleville/Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce, serves on the St. Charles County Parks Advisory Board and has also volunteered with the American Diabetes Association, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, Camp Hickory Hill Central MO Diabetic Children's Camp and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Cottleville/Weldon Spring, recently serving as President.

Lisa and her husband Mark live in Cottleville with their daughter Marlee and are advocates of literacy as a key to her future success. 

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