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Kristin Williams, CFRE
Kristin Williams has served as the Executive Director of the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation since August 2008. In that time she has grown the board from six members to seventeen members, created and implemented an Annual Campaign, a Capital Campaign, and a Planned Giving Society, raising just over $750,000 in new commitments and new funds for the Library Foundation. Additionally, she has increased Special Events revenue from $10,000 to over $28,000.
As a member of the St. Louis Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Board of Directors, ethical standards are extremely important to her and have been infused throughout the Library Foundation and its operations. Kristin’s background of thirteen years with the YMCA in four different associations has provided a solid foundation of community engagement, capacity building and financial development. She has successfully transferred those skills to the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation and Library District.
As a Graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Kristin has been well prepared to work with a diverse group of volunteers as she builds community backing to support her efforts to further the mission of the Library Foundation. The St. Charles Community has recognized her efforts and in 2012 awarded her with the Athena Leadership Foundation’s Young Professional Leadership Award.
Kristin lives in St. Peters with her husband Rob and two young children, Donovan and Maya.
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 the Extension Service Specialist, Karen coordinates outreach programs for 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, provide further depth to the Foundation’s Ready to Read and Take 20 and Read efforts.
Karen’s prior experience with volunteer management and collaboration has helped expand Foundation programming. Karen is also actively involved with the St. Louis Chapter of American Heart Association’s Passion Committee where she serves as Vice-Chair and on the Speaker’s Bureau.
Karen and her husband Jeff have four children – Kennedy, Jordan, Zachary, and Madison. They live in St. Peters.
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 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 St. Peters with their daughter and are advocates of literacy as a key to her future success.
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