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Kara DiFilippo

Kara DiFilippo


Kara DiFilippo


What are your title and main job responsibilities?
Development Officer for Organizations

What inspires you to come to work every day, and why?
Making a difference through the events that I help plan and organize. I also enjoy what I do and the people I work with.

How do you interact with and engage students and excite them about attending HACC and learning?
The way that I interact with student is through sponsorship events, such as Dr. Ski's Miles of Gratitude - Tour de HACC, Frank J. Dixon Tournament for Scholarships at HACC and the Golden Anniversary Gala.

What is one of your best moments as an employee at HACC?
I can only pick one? Some of my best moments at HACC were the creation and completion of the 50th Anniversary sponsorship and events. Seeing the event that you worked so hard to plan and execute come to life and watching the expression on peoples faces is extremely memorable to me.

What do you see as your greatest personal achievement?
My son, he is amazing and inspires me everyday.

What energizes you the most and why?
A brisk run on a cool day. It is just the high you get from running; feeling the cool air on your skin and in your lungs. Plus its a way for your mind to let go and relax.

If you could solve one community or national problem, what might that be?

As you look to the future, what matters most to you?
My family and being there for them.  

How do you enjoy spending free time?
Listening to our vinyl record collection on family game night.

Who's your biggest hero, and why?
My father:
He is one of the most amazing man I know
He has always put his family first, even when I was over 3,000 miles away
He would give the shirt off of his back if someone needed it
He has also never said a bad word about anyone
He tells the best stories
He is my best friend

What educational degree(s) have you obtained?   

  • Bachelor's degree in Speech Communications from California University of Pennsylvania
  • Masters degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix