Kara Palmer

Kara Palmer

Philanthropy Director

Kara leads our philanthropy practice, working across Pyramid’s issue areas and creative services to deliver the best results for clients. She brings more than 25 years of communications and advocacy experience driving change on health, education, social justice, and conservation. She excels at developing high-impact communication strategies and campaigns, crafting compelling stories, and mobilizing people and movements. Her clients include the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Raikes Foundation, Group Health Community Foundation, Centerstone, Fair Food Network, and New York City’s Center for Health Equity.

Previously Kara served as an advocacy officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she employed various strategies to elevate and advance global health, development, and learning initiatives. 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.

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.