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Karen Daniels

Contact Karen Daniels

kdaniels@heartland.org 312-377-4000

Karen Daniels is Director of Development at The Heartland Institute

As Director of Development, Daniels is responsible for managing Heartland’s donors, donor relationships and donor communications. 

Prior to joining The Heartland Institute in 2019, Daniels was Associate Director of Development for Catholic Charities of Chicago overseeing Lake County development. There she was responsible for fundraising several large events, working with donors and foundations netting over a million dollars each year. Before working for Catholic Charities, she had her own business in Michigan fundraising for Republican state and federal legislators as well as raising money for Crime Stoppers of Michigan.

Karen graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Communications.  She also attended University of Toledo College of Law.

She, her husband, and three children have lived in Glenview since 2010.

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