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"The Art of Change moved our fundraising and marketing efforts forward in a powerful way in a short period of time. We owe the success of these efforts to their careful planning and the depth of their experience."
Chair, Board of Directors
Boston Center for the Arts
“I will always remember the incredibly inspiring trip to Copenhagen for CHART ART FAIR with my hosts, The Art of Change. Karen and Nicole invited me as part of a new cohort of design leaders as the fair was expanding to further embrace design as a part of their agenda. From dinner under the stars at the French Consulate, to a private presentation by the artist who created The Queen’s Tapestries at Christiansborg Palace, to a day trip to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, to the culinary genius of Amass — inspirational art and artistry to last a lifetime.”
Creative Director, Gensler and First-Time Guest of Honour
CHART ART FAIR
“Karen is a fund and friend raiser extraordinaire who had the vision to create a fantastic new event that brought the next generation of supporters to the museum in spectacular fashion. Many of these new guests fell so in love with all that the museum has to offer that they’ve since gone on to become regular visitors and donors to the deCordova – and you can’t ask for more than that. Karen has been a force in the Boston arts community for the past 18 years building meaningful donor relationships and partnerships for all of her clients. She engages us in projects that she knows will inspired us and we, more often than not, become dedicated patrons of the organizations she introduces us to. She makes magic happen with every project she touches."
Stephen & Frank Amelia
Former Overseers and Dance After Dark Co-Chairs
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
“Karen brings a unique outlook to every event she works on. She has a great skill in connecting the right people with the best causes and is a strategic fund raiser. She’s creative, solution-oriented and a lot of fun to work with.”
Ciara Hunt Francis
Former Board of Trustee Member and MassFashion Co-Chair
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
“When the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston opened their new wing for art from the Americas, they were challenged to figure out how to leverage the publicity and increased visitation to grow Membership. Enter Karen, who had the experience and the vision to develop a team of Membership Specialists who used mobile technology to engage visitors throughout their visit. Karen worked closely with multiple stakeholders to develop the mobile sales platform and recruited and coached the team, helping them to understand and communicate the value proposition of Museum Membership.
Membership sales surrounding the opening exceeded forecasts with on-site sales driving growth. Her influence lives on as the Mobile Membership Sales Team continues to be a major driver in new and renewal Membership sales.”
Senior Manager, Visitor Experience
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
“Finding innovative ways to make connections to art organizations and cultural consumers occupies a great deal of the space in my brain. After The Art of Change brought me in as a Media Sponsor of the Boston Center for the Arts’ Inaugural BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome that was very successful, when they asked me to participate in the same way for the New Art Center’s Jam @ 40: A Jazz Brunch Celebrating the Past, Investing in the Future my answer was an immediate yes. Karen and Nicole know everyone, do what they say they are going to do, create solid partnerships, and guarantee happy event sponsors – their game is very strong.”
Former Publisher, TAKE Magazine and
First-Time Media Sponsor
New Art Center
“Karen came to Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts during a time of organizational transition. Her fundraising and event planning expertise helped keep us on track to reach our goals. Her dedication and careful planning produced several successful and glamorous events that engaged new and current supporters. She was a dream to work with!”
Senior Major Gifts Officer
Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
"We can't thank Karen and Nicole enough for the amazing Nordic trip they organized for my SITE Santa Fe patron group! We have offered our patrons VIP access travel all over the world but this trip stands out as one of our most special, most memorable, and most smooth trips. Karen and Nicole's connections throughout the region made this trip unforgettable and we were so lucky to have had Karen along for the journey, assuring that all went as planned and that our travelers were well looked after. Thank you The Art of Change for a truly exceptional art adventure!"
Phillips Director and Chief Curator
SITE Santa Fe
“The Art of Change’s session content was excellent and received rave reviews from the participants.”
Vice President of Content Marketing & Engagement
Presenter of RAISE: The Fundraising Event Conference