PBS brings in new institutional giving director for its foundation

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Karen Avery, former director of foundation relations at the Smithsonian, is the new senior director of institutional giving at the PBS Foundation, working to raise funds from foundation and corporate sectors. She will report to Brian Reddington, senior v.p. of development, who was recently shifted from oversight of the Online Giving Campaign to focus solely on foundation work. Prior to Avery’s Smithsonian development work, she was assistant dean of Harvard College where she directed an initiative to raise the awareness of women’s issues at Harvard, and served as a hearing officer for complaints of sexual assault and sexual harassment.