Karen Blickley

Vice President

Background & Expertise

Karen Blickley retired from Nationwide in May 2021 after a distinguished 38 year career at Nationwide. Karen completed her career as Vice President of the Nationwide Foundation. Karen’s 20 years of experience in corporate philanthropy include strategy development, program development and implementation, and success measurement.

While at Nationwide, Karen led the development and implementation of several key initiatives including Nationwide’s Associates Helping Associates program, the Community Impact Model and Nationwide’s engagement with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Karen continues to serve in the community and serves as a resource to corporations wishing to begin or enhance their philanthropic programs.


  • Board member, Lutheran Social Services CHOICES for Domestic Violence

  • Past Treasurer, Cooperative Development Foundation

  • Past board member, Huckleberry House (elected 2009)

  • Graduate, Leadership Columbus, class of 2007

  • Treasurer, Central Ohio Diabetes Association (2001 – 2007)

  • Treasurer, Ohio Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers (2004 – 2009)

  • United Way of Central Ohio Neighborhood Partnership Center investment committee member (2003)

  • Held a variety of positions in numerous Nationwide corporate citizenship initiatives such as United Way and Operation Feed

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