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Karlyn Wilkins

Executive Director, TMC Charitable Foundation

Karlyn Wilkins is the executive director of the TMC Charitable Foundation. In this role, she leads fundraising programs designed to advance TMC’s mission. The Charitable Foundation provides support for each of TMC’s primary facilities through grants from charitable foundations, corporate and individual philanthropy and special events.

Prior to joining TMC, Wilkins served as Director of Major and Leadership Gifts for the University of Missouri – Kansas City Henry W. Bloch School of Management. She has also served on the Dean’s Board of Advisors, managed alumni relations and supported numerous special events including producing the Henry W. Bloch documentary, No Shortcuts: The Entrepreneurial Life Henry Bloch. 

Previously, she held the role of Marketing Manager – New Business Development for Hallmark Cards. In this role she was responsible for the launch of a $40 million gift and card product - Maya Angelou Life Mosaic. She has also served as Director of Corporate Development and Sponsorship Marketing at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, IL and worked in brand marketing at General Foods in White Plains, NY and with Helene Curtis in Chicago, IL.

Wilkins earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northwestern University and an MBA in marketing from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.


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