Kara Rachal, CFRE
Kara Rachal, CFRE is a dedicated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented team member who enjoys connecting people, passion, and mission. She currently works as a Director, Client Strategy for Pursuant, where she partners with clients to achieve fundraising success.
Kara previously served as the Director of Philanthropy and Volunteers for Adventist Health Sonora where she managed a comprehensive fundraising program, working to build individual, corporate, and foundation relationships with philanthropic intent. While there, Kara helped to increase fundraising from $500,000 to $1 million annually. She has also worked as the Development Officer/Program Coordinator for Porter Adventist Hospital at Rocky Mountain Adventist Healthcare Foundation (RMAHF). While at RMAHF, Kara was influential in annual fundraising campaigns, data management, board relations, and major event production. Prior to RMAHF, Kara worked at Southern Adventist University in both Marketing Relations and Advancement departments.
Prior to becoming an Oversight Committee Member, Kara was the Committee Coordinator and Fund Secretary for the Milton Murray Fund for Philanthropy. She currently serves on the Mesa County Giving Club Oversight Committee. She has also served on the Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2018-2020); as a volunteer head coach for the Tuolumne County Youth Soccer League; on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Colorado Chapter (2016); as a volunteer for the Philanthropic Service for Institutions annual conference; and as a volunteer for Kids In Need of Dentistry based in Denver.
In her free time, Kara enjoys hiking, skiing, playing sports, and baking.