Bragg Lewis Knutson Community Service Award

Karen Brandvold honored for exceptional volunteer work


While Karen Brandvold has focused much of her volunteer work on causes that enhance education, she does not exclude other efforts. For a number of years, Karen has given time to a variety of causes.

Because of her work, D.A. Davidson has named Karen as the firm’s 2021 recipient of the Bragg Lewis Knutson Community Service Award. The award, which honors exceptional volunteerism, is named for three company executives who were exceptionally active in community service.

Karen, who serves as director of corporate services, volunteers for several causes. Highlights include serving as board chairwoman for the Great Falls Public Schools and developing key D.A. Davidson sponsorships for the foundation’s projects. For 2020, Karen served as a “loaned executive” for the local United Way, helping to bolster the nonprofit’s fundraising campaign. She is a past chairwoman for the Great Falls College-MSU board of directors. And she has been instrumental in the development of several important D.A. Davidson giving initiatives.

We applaud Karen’s work and her commitment to making the world a better place.