Powerhouse, innovator, trailblazer – these are just a few words that describe Karina Dixon, our new Director of Annual Giving & Stewardship.
An outside-the-box thinker with a proven track record, Karina successfully doubled the revenue of the direct mail program in her previous role at another healthcare organization by using new targeting and acquisition tools. Her tremendous achievements earned her recognition from the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy as a Top 40 Under 40 winner in 2021.
Born and raised in Ontario, Karina’s adventurous personality and drive for positive change brought her to Alberta eight years ago. Wanting to explore the country and the communities all around her, Karina started her philanthropy career in Edmonton, eagerly learning from both experts in the nonprofit world and those just entering the industry. Thanks to her ongoing desire for improvement, Karina is also currently completing her MBA through the Australian Institute of Business.
We’re excited to welcome Karina to our growing team where she’ll use her extensive education and nonprofit experience to help us continue to transform health care at the 21 Covenant hospitals and continuing care facilities we support across Alberta.
We sat down with Karina to learn more about her and what she’s excited to accomplish in her new role.
What drew you to work at Covenant Foundation?
What are you most excited to work on here?
I'm also a big proponent of “you give where you live,” so I’m looking forward to exploring how we can grow relationships with Covenant Health staff – the amazing nurses, healthcare aides, doctors and others, who are the lifeblood at the facilities our foundation supports. I want to help them give back in a way that's meaningful to them.
Plus, so many Albertans have loved ones who are healthcare workers, so I’d love to show them how they can support the healthcare workers they know through our foundation!
Overall, my biggest goal here is to inspire philanthropy. We have such an amazing community in Edmonton and across the province and no matter how big or small your gift is, it makes an impact. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without our donors!
What does your life look like outside of work?
What would you like to say to our Covenant Foundation donors?