Karen A. House has been a board member of The Lowry Foundation since 2018. First introduced to the non-profit world when she volunteered in 2014 to chair the Foundation’s Lowry Speaker Series, she continues in that role and currently holds several other Foundation committee responsibilities. “I hope Lowry can always be a safe place for its residents, and I hope there are always efforts made to advance educational opportunities for its students (both young and old). I hope Lowry will always be a place where people know their neighbors,” Karen stated.
Karen has been married to her husband, John, for 35 years, and they have two children. One of their favorite things to do is to travel. Their last trip was to Chincoteague Island, where they viewed its famous wild horse herds. Some of their other favorite trips have been from Toronto to Vancouver on the train; a two-week trip to New Zealand; and spending time on Cape Cod. Karen and John’s daughter and son both live in nearby neighborhoods. Their daughter is married, and they have an adorable granddaughter who is ten months old. In other exciting news, her son is engaged! While Karen doesn’t live in Lowry, she lives adjacent to Lowry in Winston Downs, she is involved because she and John consider Lowry to be our own neighborhood. They are frequent customers of Lowry businesses, where they shop, eat, and play.
Karen earned a B.A. in History from The College of Wooster in Ohio. Before joining The Lowry Foundation, she was a leasing coordinator for a privately-owned real estate investment and management company. She then worked as a paralegal in Denver’s cable industry. Karen has been involved with numerous other organizations and volunteer roles, including Colorado Pet Pantry, a non-profit pet food bank; Project Sanctuary, a therapeutic military family program; and a local elementary and high school as a reading buddy, boys’ lacrosse communications coordinator, and mentor. She has two grown children, both of whom live in Denver.