NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (August 14, 2013) — The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation announced today the appointment of Karla Loor Kitchel as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Marketing. In this new position, Kitchel will lead the marketing and funding development team for the Foundation, where she will be responsible for building long-term partnerships and philanthropic investments, as well as implementing new marketing initiatives. She will also oversee the Foundation's signature fundraising events, including the College Television Awards Gala and Celebrity Golf Tournament.
"Karla joins us at a critical time, as television has become increasingly portable and has created even more opportunity for young entrepreneurs," said Norma Provencio Pichardo, Executive Director of the Foundation. "Her fundraising and marketing expertise will help expand upon our existing partnerships and strategize funding opportunities and initiatives for new, like-minded partners."
"The Television Academy Foundation is doing great work, nurturing and inspiring young talent in all aspects of the television industry, and bringing the story of television to fans and viewers everywhere with the online accessibility of the Archive of American Television," said Kitchel. "I'm thrilled to be working with such a talented group of individuals to help shape the Foundation's philanthropic efforts and programs moving forward."
Kitchel returns to the entertainment industry after many years spent focusing on institutional advancement in the educational space, bringing with her a depth of experience in donor relations, fundraising development and strategic communications. Previously, Kitchel was the Director of Development at Rolling Hills Preparatory School, where she was responsible for all aspects of a comprehensive fundraising and communications program. Prior to that, Kitchel held the role of Associate Director of Donor Relations and Prospect Management at Marlborough School.
Kitchel began her career in the entertainment space at the Emma L. Bowen Foundation where she worked in program management and recruitment. She has a bachelor's degree from Duke University and a master's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
About the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation
Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of the medium, and educating those who will shape its future. Some of the Foundation's programs include the Archive of American Television, its renowned Student Internship Program and the College Television Awards. For more information on the Foundation, please visit EmmysFoundation.org.