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Karolyn Dale

Vice President of Development

Karolyn Dale


Email: kdale@jasandiego.org   

JA Anniversary:  September 2017 

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and minor in Business Administration from the University of Oregon 

Previous Experience: Transitioned to development after a successful career in event planning in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Most recently held a Major Gifts Officer position at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.

Why is Junior Achievement important to the San Diego community? 
Junior Achievement offers transformational programs for students educating them on how the “real world” works. From financial literacy to work readiness, JA’s programs are essential to ensuring future generations are ready to be the future leaders and entrepreneurs of our community.  

What inspires you to work with Junior Achievement?   
I have always wanted to work with an organization helping children. Once I learned about JA’s programs and mission, I was immediately drawn to this incredible cause. I wish I had been fortunate to participate in the JA programs when I was young. I am inspired every day that I walk into our building when I see the students participating in our programs and am grateful to be part of this phenomenal organization.