Kari McCann Boutell, MA Foundation Consultant / Iowa Project Director
Kari serves as a foundation and nonprofit consultant, as well as the project director of Iowa clients. In addition to her role at Colton Strawser Consulting, Kari works at the Iowa Council of Foundations as President. In this role, Kari oversees strategic planning, program development and management, membership recruitment and retention, as well as education and outreach to support philanthropy in Iowa. Kari started her career in philanthropy in eighth-grade as a youth grantmaker. She earned her B.A. in Nonprofit Management from the University of Northern Iowa and completed her M.A. in Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She serves on the UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Advisory Board, Women's Giving Circle grants committee, and the St. Mark Youth Enrichment Board of Directors. Kari and her husband, Jeramy, live in Dubuque, Iowa with their pup.