Karin Kelley

De Anza Alumna Finds Passion in Non-Profit Work

Karin Kelley is a Bay Area native and De Anza College graduate who has a passion for non-profit work and advocating for underserved children and youth.

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Stanford Graduate Comes to Foothill to Find Her Passion

Dr. Ann Wimmer is an acupuncturist and chiropractor in the Bay Area, but her regular clients are not quite who one might imagine. As a specialized veterinarian, Wimmer tends specifically to horses and their many needs. "I make nice horses feel better for nice people," she explains. As so often happens in life, Wimmer's career trajectory was hardly ever linear or predictable.

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Sense of Responsibility to Serve Inspires Support

With a smile and sense of pride, donors Paul and Melonie Brophy like to share a story about Paul's mother and the importance of education. Near the end of the Great Depression, Paul's mother wanted to enroll in a state teaching college in New York, which was free at the time. She understood the value of post-secondary education and wanted to be the first in her family to attend college. However, Paul's grandfather would not allow her to go. "So she forged her father's signature," Paul said, clearly proud of his mother's initiative. "She was determined to attend."