Wisconsin Philanthropy Network Appoints Karla Lodholz as Director of Resource Development and Member Relations

Wausau Driver and Review

PRESS RELEASE – Wisconsin Philanthropy Network announced Friday that Karla Lodholz has been named the new Director of Resource Development and Member Relations.

Lodholz will serve as a key driver of WPN’s member revenue and retention strategies by leading membership development, revenue generation and communications efforts, according to a press release. Working closely with Wisconsin’s philanthropic community, she will focus on strategies that will increase education, awareness, and engagement with member participation statewide.

“We are thrilled to have Karla join our WPN team,” said Wisconsin Philanthropy Network President and CEO Tony Shields. “Karla’s knowledge of philanthropy, coupled with her experience leading statewide engagement efforts, makes her an excellent addition to support our efforts in fostering a culture of philanthropy in Wisconsin.”

Prior to joining WPN, Lodholz served as the Director of Donor Services for the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, where she focused on donor recruitment and retention, growing the organization’s assets, and supporting the community. education and community awareness. Originally from Wausau, she is passionate about making a difference in the lives of the people and communities we call home.

Wisconsin Philanthropy Network (WPN) is a professional membership organization for grantmakers statewide. As Wisconsin’s premier resource for philanthropy, WPN is committed to promoting effective philanthropy by providing opportunities for networking, skill-building, and personalized research services.

The organization serves more than 650 philanthropic professions representing 125 organizations. Membership includes community foundations, corporate foundations and giving programs, donor-advised funds, federated funds and public funders, individuals, retired staff, foundation trustees, foundations families, health funders and higher education foundations.

For more information about the Wisconsin Philanthropy Network, visit www.wiphilanthropy.org

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