Karen joins the BCI team with over 11 years of fundraising experience, including nine years of experience overseeing membership and annual giving programs at environmental organizations.

Karen Kimbell – Director of Membership & Individual Giving

Karen joins the BCI team with over 11 years of fundraising experience, including nine years of experience overseeing membership and annual giving programs at environmental organizations. Prior to joining BCI, Karen served as Director of Development for the San Antonio Botanical Garden, Development Coordinator for the San Antonio River Foundation, and Assistant Director of Donor Relations at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

After an early childhood as an outdoorsy child in Hawaii and Germany, her family settled in San Antonio just in time for her high school years. Karen earned undergraduate degrees in English and German at The University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s degree in communications from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. She enjoys reading, kayaking, swimming, hiking, and travelling. She and her husband live just 20 minutes from Bracken Cave with their two rescue cats.