Chief Operating Officer

“I have always been very impressed with the exemplary service Nathan Adelson Hospice provides for the community.  The organization's national reputation is well known throughout the community and I am honored to be a part of this dynamic team”

Karen Rubel joined the Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation as Vice President for Development in July of 2007 as a unique opportunity to advance an already thriving fundraising program.  Ms. Rubel’s experience in major gifts fundraising and building development programs, coupled with her strong leadership skills and strategic planning abilities, make her an ideal choice to lead the Foundation staff.   

Prior to joining Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation she served as Director of Advancement (Development) for the Nevada Community Foundation in Las Vegas where she implemented the organizations first major gifts program.  In this capacity, she worked closely with the Foundation’s board and donors, as well as, attorneys, trust officers, and other financial advisors.  Ms. Rubel also spent five successful years at UNLV as Director of Development for three different colleges; Fine Arts, Education, and Health Sciences, where she increased gift revenue 30% for the school of Education, managed a major gifts prospect portfolio of 150+ donors, and increased donor and alumni participation for the College of Fine Arts increasing annual gift revenue to $900,000.  

Ms. Rubel is a Chicago native holding a B.A. in English from Eastern Illinois University, and an M.A in Administration from Dominican University (Illinois). She serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Henderson Symphony Orchestra, Red Mountain Music Company, and the Trilogy of Tolerance Foundation.