The Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) has announced that Kari Brown Love will serve as its Vice President of Development and Communications.
Love is a lifelong resident of East Cobb, and currently resides in Marietta.
Love comes to AWF from Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama. She was recruited to join Make-A-Wish Foundation
of Georgia and Alabama in 2003 as Director of Development, and was
later promoted to Vice President of Corporate Development & Special
In that role, she was responsible for developing 74% of the funding for the Foundation’s $4.6-million dollar annual budget.
“Kari brings with her a wealth of experience, having led a 23-year career in the nonprofit and broadcast industries that will help take the Foundation to the next level,” AWF’s Executive Director Kelly Dolan said in a news release. “We are excited to have her energy and creativity as part of the team.”
She began her career at WYAY & WYAI – FM as Promotions/Public Relations Director. Later Love moved to WFOX – FM as Promotions and Marketing Director. Among her responsibilities during her nine-year tenure with the station was the implementation of an annual Concert and Festival event which drew crowds annually of 40,000-plus listeners to the Georgia Dome, and produced revenues in excess of one million dollars.
Love will be responsible for elevating both AWF fundraising and increasing awareness about the organization and its mission of eliminating generational poverty for the women and girls of Atlanta.
An Atlanta native, Love is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a major in Communications and a minor in French. In connection with her French studies, she completed an immersion sequence at the Universite De Borgogne in Dijon, France. She was affiliated with Kappa Alpha Theta, national social sorority.
About The Atlanta Women’s FoundationThe Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s mission is to be a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls and to end generational poverty. The Foundation has invested more than $12 million in Atlanta area nonprofit organizations. As the only public foundation in Georgia dedicated solely to women and girls, AWF identifies and leverages community resources to make a significant impact on breaking the cycle of generational poverty. For more information, please visit www.atlantawomen.org.