Karen Kelley-Ariwoola, veteran philanthropic executive and community leader joins Seed, Inc. and the Harvest Network of Schools* as Chief Officer of Strategic Alliances, effective July 1, 2013. Kelley-Ariwoola most recently held the position of Vice President, Community Philanthropy at The Minneapolis Foundation where she served for 18 years prior to her departure in 2012.
In 2006 - 2007 Karen also served as the Interim President and CEO of the Foundation. In her new role Karen will be responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of donors, funders, and other key stakeholders who can contribute to realizing the mission of Harvest Preparatory School, Best Academy, and the Mastery Schools. In particular, Karen will assist with the strategic growth and addition of three new Mastery Schools over the next decade in partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools, as well as the expansion of early childhood programs across the Network.