Make-A-Wish® South Carolina is pleased to announce that Karen Lucht is joining the staff of the chapter as its new Regional Development Officer. In her role, Karen will help build relationships and engagement in the Lowcountry, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head regions that transform lives. Karen previously served on the South Carolina Board of Directors.
"I am delighted to shift Karen from our Board of Directors to our staff, where she will move our mission forward in new and important ways. Karen is a passionate and productive advocate and fundraiser. She will lead our outreach in the Greater Charleston area and along the coast." stated Bill Tiller, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish South Carolina.
Since 2016, Lucht has served as Promotion/Special Events manager for Magnolia Plantation & Gardens coordinating special events for the community and visitors to enjoy. Lucht made a significant impact in the community by increasing awareness and revenue for the venue. Prior to Magnolia Plantation, Lucht worked for NASA for 20 years. During her tenure, Lucht oversaw analytical and program integration projects.
Speaking of her new assignment Lucht said, "Through my position as Promotions & Special Events Coordinator at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, I have had the opportunity to partner with many amazing businesses and individuals in the community to deliver the Wishes In Bloom benefit event for Make-A-Wish South Carolina for the past two years. I’ve witnessed the generosity of the hearts of the Lowcountry and experienced firsthand the impact a wish makes on not only the wish child, but the wish family, volunteers and all those associated with the wish. I am excited to join the Make-A-Wish team and help raise awareness of this incredible mission here in the Lowcountry and coastal region and raise funds to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses right here in the area."
Throughout her career, Lucht has developed exceptional skills of building relationships and collaborating with partners. She has dedicated herself to utilizing her abilities to contribute to her community.
Lucht graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ashland University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Business Management and Marketing. During her tenure at NASA, Lucht was honored with the Outstanding Leadership Medal, Exceptional Service Medal and the Silver Snoopy Award.