Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year! Karren McClenahan

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Congratulations Karren McClenahan, Tierra Parent and Board Member, on being named Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter!

In addition to being on Tierra’s board since 2011, Karren also serves on Tierra’s Executive, Resource, and Annual Giving Committees.  Her unwavering advocacy efforts and strong commitment to helping individuals with developmental disabilities makes Karren’s sense of philanthropy contagious to all who know her.

“Philanthropist of the Year makes it sound like I am the generous one, when actually, I’m just very good at bragging about Tierra del Sol.

Ever since our daughter, Kelly, was born 33 years ago with Cerebral palsy, my husband, Patrick, and I have really appreciated the people and organizations that come alongside us to help give her an amazing life.  Tierra serves Kelly, and over 700 of her peers, with developmental disabilities, guiding them through Workfoce Development, College to Career, and Careers in the Arts.  We are so grateful for what they do.

I’m grateful for all the organizations represented here today.  In a room full of people who see a need and work hard to fill that need, I consider this quite an honor.  Thank you!”
  – Karren McClenahan
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