Amy Karr is Assistant Vice President for Development and Campaign Director for the University of Virginia Health System. In this role, she leads UVA’s grateful patient fundraising program and its 15-member Healthcare Philanthropy team. Amy is also responsible for leading the planning and execution of the Health System’s next campaign, with a working goal of $1 billion and public launch in 2019.
Amy also serves as the Interim Assistant Vice President, Health System Development and Interim Executive Director, UVA Health Foundation while a search is in progress for a new leader of the Health System Development Office.
From 2010-2014, Amy served as the chief development officer for the University of Virginia School of Nursing. Her responsibilities included leading the six-member Alumni & Development team, managing the School of Nursing Advisory Board, and completing a building renovation campaign.
Amy has held various development positions of successive responsibility at UVA since 1996, and with the UVA Health System since 2002. She started at the Health System in corporate and foundation relations and also served as the chief of staff to the Associate Vice President for Health System Development. Amy began her advancement career at the University of Virginia Engineering Foundation and went on to lead the engineering school’s annual giving and corporate and foundation relations programs.
Amy received her BA in English and Liberal Studies (Great Books) from the University of Notre Dame and her MA and PhD in English from the University of Virginia. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband and two Coton de Tuléars.