Karen plays an active role in handling her personal and family's finances. Beyond being the "family voice" in the business, she manages her mother's portfolio and ensures her family's art collection is preserved.
Recently, taking her son to the Detroit Institute of Art, she excitedly pointed out the Anselm Kiefer painting that once hung in their home before they gifted it to the museum. "The fact that the family, along with the public, is able to experience that painting is wonderful," she said.
She also prioritizes her philanthropic role in the community. Since returning to Michigan, she has devoted time to several nonprofit organizations. Recently, she became chair of The Jewish Fund after serving on its board for fourteen years. It was another step in carrying out the legacy of her father, who co-founded the organization to fund health and welfare services for Metro Detroit's most vulnerable residents.
Through her commitment to community and family, Karen knows she is honoring the values of her father and "bringing a little bit of meaning" into the family enterprise.