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Karen Whalen
Karen Whalen
Title: Director of Athletic Fundraising
Phone: (860) 685-2522
Email: kwhalen@wesleyan.edu

Karen Whalen is Wesleyan’s first Director of Athletic Fundraising. In this role, she works with the Director of Athletics, Cardinal coaching staff and University Relations to identify, communicate, and meet the funding needs of Wesleyan’s 29 varsity sports teams. 

Prior to assuming her current position, Karen worked for six years in Alumni and Parent Relations at Wesleyan, where, among other responsibilities, she headed communications strategy for both print and social media and oversaw fiscal operations. Earlier in her career, she was an assistant director of athletics at Lafayette College and Williams College, with a focus on budget planning and administration.

Karen received an undergraduate degree in athletic training at Temple University and completed a postgraduate program at Temple in athletic administration.