Our People

Karen Urlie

Grant Manager

“We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensable to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.”
Karen Armstrong, author, founder – Charter for Compassion

As Grants Manager, Karen works directly with the Vice President of Programs to support key initiatives and manage the administration of all grants, including the application and review processes, documentation, compliance, and release of funds. In addition, she manages both virtual and in-person events for the foundation. In her past life, Karen performed as a classical soprano and was a member of the Seattle Opera Chorus for 15 years. Karen lives in Seattle with her happy and very energetic little boy.

Karen joined MCF in 2010.