Bio – Karen Farrell
General Chair, Angel Charity for Children
Sales Manager, Venture West Real Estate Services.
Karen grew up as a military kid and has lived in many places before her father retired in Tucson in 1975.
She was born in St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada and lived in Cleveland, Ohio, Phoenix, AZ, Taipei, Taiwan, and Blytheville, Arkansas.
She attended the University of Arizona with a degree in Accounting in 1981. Karen started her career at Coopers & Lybrand as a CPA. She then moved over to Venture West, served as the CFO and then moved into the commercial Real Estate segment of Venture West.
Karen has served on several Boards and committees including CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), Salpointe Catholic HS, SS Peter & Paul Church, FC Tucson Youth Soccer Club, Brewster Center, Father’s Day Council and several other non-profits over the years some of which she still serves on. She has been a member of Angel Charity for Children for 12 years and is currently serving as the General Chair for 2022.
Angel Charity for Children is celebrating its 40th year in the community raising funds for the Children in Pima County. We have served over 1 million children and funded over 120 nonprofit beneficiaries in the community.
We have a diverse group of members from all walks of life and we are an all-volunteer organization of approximately 250 members. Each year our general membership selects several beneficiaries to fund.
This year in 2022 we are funding are large beneficiaries which are Youth on their Own and National Alliance for Mental Illness. We are also funding seven small beneficiaries; Boys to Men, El Rio Health Center Foundation, Junior Achievement of Arizona, Nourish, TMC Foundation, Tucson Girls Chorus and YWCA Southern Arizona.
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