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Founder and Executive Director, Kari Hovde is the beacon of guiding light for the foundation.

Her passion to love and serve others exudes both personally and professionally. She is an accomplished dance educator, active & involved community leader, a business owner with

K Properties NW, and now a fine arts philanthropist.

As a Graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and Seattle Pacific University, Kari maintains an educational background in Marriage and Family Therapy. She received her fine arts training, enrichment & mentorship from Olympic Ballet, Seattle Civic Dance, and Charisma School of Dance.


Professionally, Kari is a natural leader and facilitator, whether being involved on local community boards or assisting at Charisma, Kari brings a caring and genuine heart to every space she occupies. Her ability to inspire, motivate and create meaningful connections is a quality that has garnered her both praise & adoration in the community. She cares deeply about the growth opportunities available to everyone she meets & this is what has allowed her to be successful consistently in all endeavors of life.

Kari enjoys teaching dance classes volunteering with organizations focusing on the improvement and growth of children and spending time with friends & family.

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