GDAC Greater Denton Arts Council




Please welcome
Interim Executive Director
Kimberly Karl to the GDAC staff.


L. Kimberly Karl after 28 years as a Girl Scout CEO launched “The Giraffe Project” a consulting business specializing in training nonprofit boards to “Stick Out Their Neck” and make a difference.  She provides training in the areas of finance management, fund development, governance/operations responsibilities, strategic planning and grant writing.

One week after she retired, she was convinced to take an Interim Executive Director position for Network for Community Ministries in Richardson, TX while the board conducted a six month search for a new Executive Director.  Currently as Interim Executive Director of Greater Denton Arts Council, she is delighted to work with an outstanding staff and board while the search is being conducted.


Kimberly holds many leadership credentials from the Center for Nonprofit Management, the Grantsmanship Workshop, Warton Leadership Institute and Case Western Reserve University.  She earned the title as one of the few Certified Girl Scout Chief Executive Officers and of a CFRE, Certified Fund Raising Executive.  Kimberly was fortunate to have been mentored by Jim Collins, Marlene Wilson, Warren Bennis, and if anyone is old enough to remember, Peter Drucker.




















Currently she serves on the Texas Woman’s University Foundation Board, and the Boars of Camp Summit, the Denton Benefit League and the Immaculate Conception Stewardship Committee.  She was a Rotary president and is a five time Paul Harris Fellow.

In her personal time Kimberly was a Master SCUBA instructor, training police and fire departments in search and rescue and was a member of an all-woman sailing crew that sailed a Tall Ship from Virginia Beach to South Street Seaport NY.  Kimberly resides in Corinth, TX with her husband, Stan, the IT Director of Comstock Resources, her mother Mary and 2 cats, Mozart and Babaloo and 2 dogs, Gershwin and Mannheim.  Her only daughter, Lisa is a professor of dance, anatomy and kinesiology at University of Western Kentucky.