Karen Valencia Wright
Director of Operations and Finance
Karen Valencia Wright is the Director of Operations and Finance at the Citi Foundation. She oversees the Foundation's financial and operations functions including financial reporting, business planning, compliance, and management of operations staff. She also manages the Foundation's impact measurement strategy and grant planning process.
Karen joined the Citi Foundation in 2004, leading the move to online grantmaking and working to continuously improve systems and processes. Prior to joining Citi, she spent 5 years working for The Learning Project, a nonprofit educational management organization as Director of Finance and Administration. Karen began her career as an investment banker in mergers and acquisitions at Goldman Sachs.
She holds a BS in Business Management and Marketing from Cornell University.