Director of Grants & Administration
Karen Kiss has experience in artistic, corporate, and nonprofit environments. Most recently she served as the Managing Director of Reading to Kids. Before that, she spent seven years with Inside Out Community Arts, first as Development Director, then Managing Director. Karen produced the award winning documentary film Last Call at Maud’s, the Independent Television Service’s Pride Divide (with funds from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting) and a film festival short Xmas Past. She was the Research and Training Director for Lettuce Amuse U’s Corporate Division, where she wrote training programs and worked with professional comedians who delivered them to clients which included Vons, Disneyland, Pennzoil, Amtrak among others. Karen spent several years working with corporate communications at the investment banking firm Dresdner, Kleinwort, Wasserstein (formerly Wasserstein Perella). She earned her Master’s degree at San Francisco State University.