Karen Lindsey

Associate Director

Karen Lindsey brings nearly 15 years of fundraising and nonprofit administration experience to the firm. As an associate director, Karen consults with clients on fundraising strategy and best practices, conducts development assessments, writes case statements and fundraising materials, and coordinates the firm’s new business initiatives. Her recent clients include the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Camp Southern Ground, the Kensley Grace Foundation, King University, Literacy Action, Mary Hall Freedom House, Oak Grove United Methodist Church, and Skyland Trail.

Karen has extensive experience in grant writing, annual fund and capital campaign management, and corporate and foundation relations. Prior to joining Coxe Curry, Karen served as Associate Director of Corporate Philanthropy for the Woodruff Arts Center where she managed the annual corporate campaign and was instrumental in the integration of fundraising efforts among the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art. Previously, she was the Grants and Annual Fund Manager for Visiting Nurse Health System. In this role, she was responsible for all aspects of grant proposal development and stewardship, while overseeing annual fund solicitations and employee giving. She began her fundraising career in the Foundation at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where she worked on the annual fund and the 1998 Society before joining the grants team.   

Karen earned her bachelor of arts degree in sociology from the University of Georgia and a masters of public administration degree with a focus in nonprofit management from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. She is active in her children’s schools and has volunteered with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Philanthropy in the Classroom initiative of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Cobb County Foster and Adoptive Parents Association. She and her husband, both Marietta natives, live in Cobb County with their two young children. 

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