Karin Byous serves as Fundraising Chair of Community Fundraising and Events for The Dr Annise Mabry Foundation. Karin was raised by a single mom and is a graduate of Newton County High School. Karin’s passion for her community led her into her career field as an insurance agent with the American Family Insurance – James Stone Agency. Today, Karin is not only one of the most sought after insurance agents in the East Metro region but nonprofits frequently partner with her as the primary contact for their fundraising events. Karin launched the Tiers Free Academy Scholarship Fund through her connections in and with the community. Karin’s motto is “Washington DC can’t save us because they don’t know us. WE know who needs help in our community and WE will take care of them.” And she does–from organizing the Wrap It Up Toys for Tots Wrapping Party in Social Circle to building baskets for silent auctions to aid local nonprofits.