Congratulations to Karen Alexander…Black History Maker of S.C. 2020

President and CEO, Auntie Karen Foundation                            Producer, songwriter, author

{source: Women Vision SC}


As Karen Alexander approached her 40th birthday, she took a risk and “stepped out on faith,” mortgaging her house, spending her savings and investments to launch the Auntie Karen Foundation. Her love of arts inspired her to leave her position with Xerox Corp. to start the foundation, whose mission is to “empower, enlighten and educate through the arts.”  Her creations include a young entrepreneur’s conference to foster economic empowerment, a concert series for young people and an online children’s series, carried on — Auntie Karen’s Place.She is also the creator of 14 original characters and the author of two books.

Her creations and events include Auntie Karen’s Young Entrepreneur’s Conference, Gordon’s Garden, Olivia the Octopus, Auntie Karen’s “Legends of” Concert Series, and Auntie Karen’s Black History Museum Celebration. It is Alexander’s love for the arts that inspired her to leave her corporate position with Xerox Corporation to offer something different. And the programs offered by the Auntie Karen Foundation do that. Her Annual Youth Entrepreneur’s Conference is held on the campus of Benedict College for ages 7 to 22 who come from across the region to learn how to foster economic empowerment.


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