Karen Garven

Karen Garven is a Senior Consultant in the Driect Response Group at American Philanthropic. She has experience in grant writing, project management, and publishing. A graduate of the Leadership Institute’s Direct Mail School, Karen manages direct mail production and provides expert quality control, editing, design, and printing services to her clients.

Prior to joining American Philanthropic, Karen worked as an editor at Taylor & Francis Group. She holds a Master’s degree in English from Villanova University and a Bachelor’s from Messiah College, and she currently resides in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

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