Karla Rikansrud

Vice President for Philanthropy and Social Responsibility


Karla is responsible for the fundraising programs at Frasier, including legacy gifts, annual giving, special/major gifts, and grant development.

She also tracks our social responsibility activities and opportunities. Karla is involved in Frasier’s Cultural Competency and Diversity efforts and serves on the Colorado Board of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Before joining Frasier in 2016, Karla worked at major not-for profit organizations in the Boulder-Denver area including EFAA, Intercambio, Outward Bound, and the Gill Foundation. Previously, she had a successful 22-year career in the telecommunications industry.

Karla earned her Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Colorado in Boulder, a Master of Communications from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Master of Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver.

Karla embraces the possibilities by recently taking up the cello and experiencing adventure travel around the world.

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