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.

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.

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.

Cody Van Vliet

Manager, Partnership Development

Cody Van Vliet started his career with the Association of Luxury Suite Directors, where he was a part of the ALSD’s annual conferences in Miami, Atlanta and Chicago. In 2019, Cody moved on to the National Sports Forum where he put on the NSF’s 25th annual conference in Atlanta before successfully organizing the NSF’s Virtual Summit Series. Cody then joined Fund Raisers Sports where he now oversees Fund Raisers’ Partnership Development department.