Chief Philanthropy Officer
Kara Mikulich joined Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation in October 2018 as chief philanthropy officer, a new role that provides the strategic vision, staff leadership and operational oversight for all asset development and donor engagement activities.
With more than 25 years of leadership in the nonprofit sector, she has worked on both sides of the fundraising relationship. Most recently, she served as vice president, strategy and development, at Public Allies, a national service organization that prepares young people in 25 cities for careers in public service. She has led grant-seeking and development efforts for a wide range of nonprofits, from local direct-service agencies to national and international nongovernmental organizations, and she previously served as a program officer at the Joyce Foundation. A lawyer by training, Kara began her career as a staff attorney with the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago.
She is a graduate of Stanford Law School and the College of the Holy Cross. Kara and her husband live in the Berkshires and are the parents of two young adult children.