Kara Tersen

Kara Tersen

Marketing and Fund Development Director


Kara Tersen joined the ELC after having served as the Director, Philanthropy and Communications for the Alberta College of Art and Design which including being a member of the President’s Council. Prior to that, Kara was the Director, Development and Communications for the Nature Conservancy of Canada – Alberta Region. She was part of a national campaign team with the Nature Conservancy of Canada that raised over $500 million for nature, $100 million of which was raised in Alberta.


Kara is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (cfre.org) and an active member and former board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Calgary and Area. She served as the 2010 co-chair of the Calgary National Philanthropy Day luncheon and Philanthropy Awareness Week activities. She has served as a mentor and volunteer for a number of non-profit organizations.


Kara is passionate about nature and the outdoors, and can often be found with her rescue dog Ginger enjoying a hike.  Kara also enjoys pursuing other activities, including traveling, golf, curling, writing, art and latin dance.




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