Kara Palmer

Kara Palmer

Philanthropy Director

Kara loves developing high-impact communication strategies and creating campaigns to foster social change. With more than 20 years of communications and advocacy experience, Kara brings a keen eye and thoughtful approach to crafting compelling messages, telling organizations’ stories, and building their brands. At Pyramid, her clients include the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Raikes Foundation, Fair Food Network, Healthy Food America, and School Food FOCUS. Before joining Pyramid, Kara served as an advocacy officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she strategized to elevate key global health, development, and learning issues. In addition, Kara has worked with a number of sustainability and conservation organizations, including the Wilderness Society, Sustainable Seattle, Seattle Public Utilities, Sound Transit, and the Puget Sound Water Quality Authority. When she isn’t in the office, Kara enjoys spending time with her two kids, getting outdoors, and doing the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle with her husband. Kara holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of California at Davis.

Previously 
For more than a decade, Kara played ultimate frisbee, and was a three-time world champion, traveling to Scotland and England to play against international women’s teams. Her competitive spirit made her a natural at defense.