Karen Caruso
Founder & President

Guided by the desire to make a positive impact in our world, Ms. Caruso has worked in development in the nonprofit sector for more than 25 years. She is passionate about children, the environment, underserved populations, education, health, arts & culture, public service, social justice, and enabling people of all ages and economic circumstances to reach their potential. She also has an abiding interest in career planning and development.

Prior to starting her consulting practice in 2001, Ms. Caruso spent eight years at New York University, during its First and Second Billion Dollar Campaigns, working in foundation relations and alumni annual funds. Previously, she handled corporate relations at the Police Athletic League and New York Blood Center. Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, Ms. Caruso worked in the advertising and fashion industries.

Ms. Caruso served on the board of directors of Women in Development (WID), New York, and is a current member of WID. She has a B.S. in Marketing from St. John’s University and a certificate in Adult Career Planning and Development from New York University.