Leadership

Karen Lockner

Founder & CEO

Karen founded Fund Raisers, Ltd. in 1987. As an entrepreneur in a fledgling business, Karen’s goal was to build a “one-of-a-kind” company inspired by providing clients with personalized programs and services shaped around their needs and their vision. That goal was realized by identifying a unique and lasting niche in the sports industry, offering teams full-service programs to engage fans. Over the years, the company experienced success in offering programs with multiple benefits: Engraved brick programs designed to enhance the fan experience with enduring, personal messages which transformed basic, concrete plazas and walls into public attractions, while raising money to fund these architectural transformations. The success stories created by these projects are a result of Karen’s belief in the power of listening to the client. Creative collaboration with teams and architects and her mantra of “We'll figure it out” has resonated with over 100 professional and collegiate sports teams and thousands of communities. Karen lives in Eagle, Idaho with her boyfriend, Tim, and their dog, Teddy. Their passion is hunting and fishing, as well as spending time at their cabin in the mountains and at their condo in Mazatlan, Mexico.

Alicia Allen

Manager, Customer Service

Alicia joined Fund Raisers, Ltd. in 2014 as a customer service representative. With her experience, drive and passion for service, she quickly became an important member of the team, earning the role of team lead and, ultimately, customer service manager in 2016. Alicia epitomizes the company’s core values of being customer-centric, embracing teamwork, and taking the initiative to go the extra mile for both internal and external customers. She plays an integral part in supporting the company’s service culture and leading customer service initiatives. Alicia and her team of customer service specialists are charged with ensuring every customer and client has a world-class experience. Alicia lives in Boise with her husband, Terry, and their three fur-babies and enjoys spending her spare time in her flower garden and studying silversmithing.

Rebecca Carter

Manager, IT & Resource Development

Rebecca joined Fund Raisers, Ltd. in 2014 as a client relations assistant. In this position, Rebecca gained an in-depth knowledge of the company and the functions of each department. Quickly moving into the role of project manager, IT & special projects, she initiated improvements to company-wide processes, designed custom applications, and implemented a new online ordering system. In 2017, Rebecca has taken on the role of IT & resource development manager, supporting an award-winning creative team responsible for our graphic design and marketing initiatives while also leading a team of IT professionals dedicated to embracing new technologies that continue to improve organizational efficiency. Rebecca lives in Boise with her dog Horatio. She has a B.A. in History and enjoys weekly Book Club (aka: Wine Club) meetings.

Annemarie Hastings

Executive Vice President, Marketing

Anne is a 30+-year veteran of the sports industry and previously spent 20 years as the San Francisco Giants’ vice president of client relations. Anne directed the service and retention efforts for season ticket, luxury suite, group and premium seating clients. As the driver behind a multitude of fan engagement programs, Anne was a Fund Raisers’ client for most of her Giants career. Prior to baseball in San Francisco, she kicked off her sports career in marketing, sales and promotions for the Kansas City Chiefs. After successfully contributing to annual sell-outs at Arrowhead Stadium, Anne was recruited by IMG Football to become their marketing director, generating revenue opportunities for over 90 NFL players and working in association with IMG’s worldwide offices. In her role at Fund Raisers Sports, Anne leverages the culmination of her years of industry experience and relationship-building to bring impactful and lucrative fan engagement programs to our partners in the sports industry and beyond. Anne lives in Napa, California, enjoying wine and the good life with her husband, Mike, and their two dogs, Melee and Zepi.

Bond Hilliard

Director, Partnership Services & Strategy

Bond joined the FRS team in 2011, bringing experience in customer relations and sales well matched to FRS’ reputation for delivering best-in-class service experience. In the years since, he has brought leadership and oversight to several areas of the company from business development to account management, while developing a substantial knowledge base and interest in the industry landscape and the unique needs of FRS’ clientele. Currently serving as director of partnership services and strategy, Bond oversees all aspects of service and contract fulfillment from concept to implementation, project success, and related strategic development and special projects. An Idaho native, Bond enjoys Boise life for its vibrant community, culinary and arts scenes, and beautiful outdoors and is also an active member of Preservation Idaho.

Clint Johnson

Director, Operations

Clint began his career at Fund Raisers, Ltd. in 2005 as a production technician. Proving to be adept in many areas, he quickly earned positions of responsibility over the next decade in the key areas of production, shipping, inventory, purchasing and quality assurance. Clint was promoted to operations manager in 2008 and under his leadership, Fund Raisers was able to secure many large, high-profile projects in the sports industry. Currently, Clint serves as director of operations and oversees the various, high-performing departments that deliver Fund Raisers’ quality products and fulfillment services. Clint lives in Boise with his girlfriend, Alta, and their son, Lachlan.

Brandy Jones

Manager, Human Resources

Brandy joined Fund Raisers Sports in 2008 as the company’s receptionist. Gaining exposure to and knowledge of many aspects of the company, Brandy transitioned into roles in the accounting department and, later, to human resources. As human resources manager, Brandy’s passion for all aspects of HR and the well-being of the company and its employees has helped Fund Raisers grow and scale to meet the needs of clients throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. During her tenure at Fund Raisers Sports, Brandy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science in 2012. She will complete her Master’s in Business Administration, with an emphasis in human resources in 2019. Brandy is an avid fan of Boise State football and lives in Boise with her husband, Bruce, and her two daughters and son.

Jim Pearl

Manager, Accounting

Jim joined Fund Raisers, Ltd, in 2015 as accounting department manager. In this role, Jim is responsible for all areas of accounting, managing Fund Raisers’ internal corporate finances as well as overseeing the numerous, major client program financials and reporting. Jim oversees a highly skilled team of accounting professionals. Prior to coming on board with Fund Raisers, Jim worked for over ten years in accounting and two years in the banking industry. Jim previously earned a B.A. in Religion, a M. Div. in Religion and a B.S. in Accounting and spent eight years serving as the pastor of churches in Michigan, Iowa and Hawaii. Jim has served on many non-profit boards and has a passion to give back to others and to help see other people grow and succeed. Jim lives in Meridian and loves spending time with his wife, Angie, and their two kids, Alyssa and Caleb.

Michael Scotto D'Abbusco

Director, Partnership Development

Michael joined Fund Raisers Sports in 2016, bringing with him valuable sports industry experience to the team. Gaining insight and experience in the unique niche of FRS’ fan engagement programs as an account executive, he rapidly helped grow Fund Raisers’ presence in the sports industry with an eye toward the valuable strength in building relationships. In his current role as the director of partnership development, Michael helps forge and oversee new business partnerships primarily with sports industry clients as well as nationally recognized donor-based institutions. Michael’s previous experience includes time working with the San Diego Padres, Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment and the San Diego Siege. He holds an MBA in Sports Business and a B.S. in Political Science from San Diego State University. Michael lives in Meridian with his wife, April, and their two daughters, Tessa and Kayla.