Founded in 1891, YWCA Minneapolis is a member of YWCA USA, the oldest and largest multicultural organization in the world.  Its admirable and ambitious mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and girls, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Given YWCA Minneapolis’ energetic and no-holds-barred approach to justice and empowerment, as well its vibrant new leadership from Luz Maria Frias, the search for the next Chief Development Officer was a challenging, yet compelling, task. YWCA Minneapolis sought a seasoned and mission-driven development professional to help keep the organization moving forward. In partnership with CohenTaylor Executive Search services, they found a great fit for the role- Kari Clark.

With a breadth of development experiences, strong communication skills and a dedicated drive, Kari Clark is a mission-oriented leader who values justice, community and service. A strategic and creative leader, she has successfully engaged talent and optimized opportunity to propel growth and philanthropic results in various organizations throughout her career. Clark thrives on being part of an organization that bends the arch of history towards socio-economic justice.

Career highlights include her role as Director of Principal Gifts at Gustavus Adolphus College and her position at The Foundation for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota as Director of Development.

Clark earned her Bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, and she holds a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law.

Clark began her new position at YWCA Minneapolis, November 27th.