HPCF Board of Directors Biography 

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Karen Reisen

Karen joined the Highland Park Community Foundation in 2016, as she believes strongly in giving back to her community.

In the past, Karen helped students to improve their reading and comprehension skills at Oakton Elementary School in Evanston. She then followed her passion for nutrition and became a Nurture instructor, teaching Nurture’s nutrition and wellness curriculum designed for children, in the District 112 elementary schools. Karen served twice as a Co-Chair of the Art Night Committee for Highland Park High School Focus on the Arts. She currently coordinates fresh grocery bags for Oak Terrace School’s monthly food delivery program on behalf of Moraine Township.

Karen and her husband Richard have lived in Highland Park for the last 23 years where they have raised their two children Michelle and Matthew and their dog Lily.