Operations and Administration

Karen Didriksen

Senior Scholarship Coordinator


Phone: 816-932-1145  Mobile: 816-898-6750

Karen currently serves as the senior scholarship coordinator for Kauffman Scholars, Inc. (KSI). In her current role, Karen sets up and maintains third-party billing agreements with over 70 colleges and universities. Additionally, Karen is responsible for processing and tracking all individual scholarship payments, financial aid awards and disbursements.

Karen began at KSI in 2009, and has since served in various roles within the organization. Prior to joining the KSI team, Karen worked in the healthcare industry for several years as an office manager before changing professions and pursuing a career in non-profit.

Karen volunteers her time and resources at several different organizations; Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, Susan B. Komen 5K Run, Head for a Cure 5K Run and Operation International Children (OIC).  She also volunteers her time at her church.