Executive Assistant to the COO, Interim Executive Assistant to the Dean, Director of Advancement Operations
Karol A. Mason is a fundraising and communications strategist with over 20 years of progressive nonprofit leadership experience in human services, arts/culture, and higher education organizations. Her areas of expertise include corporate and foundation relations, grant writing, public relations, and strategic communications. Karol holds a M.S. in Fundraising and Grantmaking from New York University, a M.A. in Mass Communications from Towson University, and a B.S from Morgan State University in Telecommunications. Ms. Mason is the President/CEO of A Word to the Wise, LLC providing strategic fundraising and communications services to nonprofits throughout the US which have included the Beckett Life Center, Junior Music Executives, the Blues Babe Foundation, Paul Quinn College, and The African American Museum in Philadelphia. Currently, Karol serves in a dual role as the Director of Advancement Operations and the Executive Assistant to the VP of Advancement at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Prior to this role, Ms. Mason served as the Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for The Philadelphia Orchestra. Karol is an active member of Grace Baptist Church of Germantown, where she serves on the Praise and Worship Team, the Chancel Choir, PRISM Ministry, Social Concerns Ministry and Drama Ministry. She is a worshipper and an uber Fred Hammond fan. She power-walks daily and has been practicing Bikram yoga for eight years. She enjoys cooking, organizing, singing, writing, reading, and spending quality time with family and friends. Two of her favorite sayings are But God…. and Mat your mind and mind your mat! In December 2018, Karol will complete her studies for a M.Div. at The United Lutheran Seminary.
7301 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119