Karen Anfin

Position: Texas Board Member

I am married with 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren. I have spent 27 years raising my family and supporting all their activities. I also have always had a passion for giving back to my community through volunteering for various charities and organizations.

Currently I am a volunteer for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, working with a program called Cowboys and Kids. This program is designed to teach children to make good decisions and take responsibility for their actions. I also work with Girls, Inc. on the College Shower Committee. This committee recruits donors to sponsor underprivileged graduating young women by assisting with their college and dorm needs. As a volunteer for Hope Center 4 Autism, I work with fundraising events.

I graduated from Texas Tech University in 1981 with a degree in Journalism/Public Relations. Upon graduation I worked with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a fundraiser and program coordinator. I was on the board and was president of the Fort Worth Junior Chamber of Commerce. As a member of the Junior Women’s Club I was treasurer and president of my section. In the Junior League of Fort Worth I delivered meals for Meals on Wheels and was a wish granter for Make a Wish. Through Cook Children’s Hospital I was part of a puppet show which traveled to area elementary schools to teach poison prevention. As a volunteer for SafeHaven of Tarrant County I assisted with a weekend camp at Camp Carter. This camp was for children who had come from an abusive family situation. I then became a board member for SafeHaven and was chairman of the Fund Development Committee and on the Executive Board.

I appreciate being contacted by Texas Family Initiative. From what I have learned, this is an impressive and much needed agency. It would be an honor to serve in any capacity.