Karen Rotko-Wynn

Chief Business Enterprise Officer
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“I am dedicated to helping an organization achieve its maximum potential by creating lasting partnerships that will ensure growth and sustainability.”

Karen Rotko-Wynn, CFRE, brings over 30 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. Karen has deep roots in the community and has provided counsel to more than 60 organizations, offering her expertise in major gifts fundraising, feasibility studies and capital campaigns. She currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) U.S. Foundation Board for Philanthropy and is a member and past president of the AFP Advancement Northwest Board.

Prior, Karen served as director of development at the Seattle Symphony and led the completion of the $159 million campaign to build Benaroya Hall. Other notable positions include her work as director of corporate giving at Carnegie Hall and director of development for Intiman Theatre where she led the campaign to renovate the Playhouse.

Fun Fact: Karen started her career as an actor and teacher, which she draws upon every day. She loves the outdoors and spends her free time hiking, skiing and enjoying time on the waters of the Salish Sea.

Select Clients:

  • Seattle Public Library Foundation
  • Blood Bank of Alaska
  • Whatcom Community College
  • PAWS
  • Ryther
  • Center for Wooden Boats
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound
  • Horizon House
  • Village Theatre
  • Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
  • YMCA
  • Community Foundation of Western Nevada

Education & Certifications:

  • B.A. cum laude, Theatre, Speech & English, Education, Washington
    State University