Last Names K-L

Emily Karcher

Emily Karcher serves as Development and Engagement Manager for Pi Beta Phi Foundation. She first interned with the Foundation as a collegiate member and joined staff full-time after graduation. Her responsibilities have included capital campaign management, developing Pi Phi’s major gift program, and leading its direct mail program. She leads challenge gift strategy for Pi Phi Giving Day, which accounts for more than 30% of Giving Day revenue. Emily is an alumna of the Maryland Gamma chapter of Pi Beta Phi at Johns Hopkins University.

Justin Kirk

Justin Kirk has served as Executive Director of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity since 2007, and oversight of the DU Educational Foundation was added to his role in 2012. He also serves on the NIC Governing Council and President of FFE Board of Directors. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, Center for the Study of the College Fraternity and Fraternity Communications Association. “FFE has been a driver of an industry-wide research agenda that is yielding exceptional data and outcomes on the fraternal experience. We have an opportunity to help shape the narrative on fraternity relevance and assist organizations in how to use the data to better articulate impact.”

Natalie Knapp

Natalie Knapp is the assistant director for communications: creative strategies for the Delta Gamma Foundation, where she has been on staff for eight years. She is responsible for the Foundation’s graphic design, photography, website, and social media. Upon graduating from Otterbein University with a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design and printmaking, she worked at a print shop and as a freelance designer before coming to Delta Gamma. Additionally, she is a wedding photographer in Columbus, Ohio. Natalie is an alumna initiate of Delta Gamma and currently serves as the Columbus alumnae chapter president and an adviser at the Ohio State University.

Susanne Harmon Kondracke

Susanne Harmon Kondracke, a Delta Gamma alumna from Theta chapter at Indiana University, serves the Delta Gamma Foundation as a Donor Relations Specialist. Susanne has dedicated her career to the non-profit realm, having worked for Delta Gamma in three different capacities and working and volunteering for PELOTONIA, an organization dedicated to bringing an end to cancer; she also spent time with the Friends of the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Gardens. The importance of providing excellent customer service and a fantastic donor experience is an area where Susanne feels great affinity.

Katie Kowalski

Katie Kowalski serves as the Engagement Officer for Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation with a focus on donor engagement and acquisition through traditional and peer-to-peer annual giving channels, as well as Foundation marketing and donor impact reporting. She has 14 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, including 10 years serving fraternity and sorority foundations. She admires the camaraderie and community support of the members of the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence and remembers the impactful experience of attending her first seminar. She lives in the Halloween-centric neighborhood of Irvington in Indianapolis with her dog, Sadie, and her cat, Gonzo.

Alicia M. Lifrak

Alicia M. Lifrak serves as Executive Vice President at Pursuant. With more than three decades of philanthropic leadership experience, she has built a record of success in generating consistent and sustainable fundraising, membership, and organizational growth. She is passionate about helping nonprofits build capacity and increase philanthropic support to better serve their community and the greater good for the world at large. At Pursuant, Alicia works cross functionally with all teams to seek growth opportunities for existing and new prospective clients through data, strategy, and resource optimization.

Carly Loth

Carly Loth joined the AOII Foundation staff team in June—one week before Convention.  She previously served the Foundation as a member of the Fundraising & Development and Scholarship Committees.  Initated into AOII at California State University Northridge. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Tourism Management.  Carly spent more than two decades working in professional sports most recently with the Rose Bowl Stadium. She is excited to bring her love for AOII together with her passion for building relationships.

Lucy Love

Lucy is a certified nonprofit management and leadership professional with a passion for creating strategic vision, developing leadership strengths in others, identifying new and sustainable fundraising opportunities, and acting as a catalyst for change. She has spent most of her career in higher education fundraising and stepped into her role as Major Gifts Officer with the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation in the summer of 2022. Lucy received both her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and her Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership Studies with an emphasis in Human Development and Leadership from Murray State University.