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Karla Bruno

Karla Bruno

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations
Development | Foundations


Karla Kraynak Bruno is a former English teacher and librarian, with over 35 years as an educator and researcher to her credit.  She is a published author of historical fiction, a frequent guest columnist for two regional Virginia newspapers, and and a staunch advocate for Virginia's rightful claim to the First Thanksgiving.

As Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations at LI, Ms. Bruno maintains a caseload of 60 foundations while managing the content of all propsoals for LI's development team.  In her copious free time, she serves on the Board for the Middle Resolution, an organization dedicated to helping the conservative cause in Virginia.

Although Ms. Bruno was not born in Virginia, she got here as fast as she could.

Ms. Bruno earned a B.A. and an M.A.Ed from The College of William and Mary, and a Master’s degree in Library Science from The Catholic University of America.  

Her latest book is William and Mary and Tyler, Too: a biography of Lyon G. Tyler, to be published as soon as it is finished.

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