Volume 38
Issue 1
Courtesy of Karen Kimbell

We are pleased to welcome Karen Kimbell to the Bat Conservation International family. Karen is a dedicated and passionate development professional with over 11 years of fundraising experience, including nine years experience overseeing membership and annual giving programs at environmental organizations. Karen recently worked as the Director of Development for the San Antonio Botanical Garden, and previously held positions at the San Antonio River Foundation and University of Texas at San Antonio. Additionally, shes held leadership roles at the Association of Fundraising Professionals San Antonio Chapter and the Development and Marketing Professional Section of the American Public Gardens Association.

Karen earned undergraduate degrees in English and German at The University of Texas at Austin and a masters degree in communications from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.

Im so excited to be joining an organization that is recognized worldwide for its commitment to conserving a group of animals that are vitally important to healthy ecosystems, the food web we all rely on and our economic prosperity. I am honored and humbled to be a part of the network of people making incredible strides in bat conservation, from the scientists in the field, to community activists creating policy, to members and donors ensuring BCIs future.