Karen E. Kennedy

Karen E. Kennedy plays a lead role in several community and international outreach organizations benefiting the development, well-being and self-sufficiency of women, children and the Jewish community.

These active roles include being a:

  • Founding Board Member of the American Friends of Kidum (AFK), a nonprofit organization that supports the Society for Advancement of Education (SAE), founded in Jerusalem in 1962. SAE works to empower youth from disadvantaged communities in Israel to attain distinction in all their social, educational and leadership endeavors.
  • Member of The Jewish Federation, Los Angeles
  • Member of the Self-Help And Recovery Exchange (SHARE!) an organization that helps people in Los Angeles pursue personal growth and change
  • Benefactor of Boyar High School in Jerusalem, which was founded by Mrs. Kennedy’s maternal grandfather
  • Board member of Daybreak: The only Interim housing and day program that offers services to homeless women living with a mental illness in West Los Angeles


The measure of our company’s heart is not just by the extent of corporate responsibility assumed, but also by the cumulative effect of each team member’s willingness to make a difference.

Oliver Calza

Oliver Calza

Shirlee J. Kingsley

Shirlee J. Kingsley

Adi Peery

Adi Peery

Carol Scott

Carol Scott

NAS Supported Community Organizations

  • Act Blue
  • African History Museum
  • ALS Association
  • America Gives
  • American Friends of The Hebrew University
  • American Jewish World
  • Another Helping Hand
  • BB Hias
  • BB Plan International
  • Big Brothers – Sisters
  • City of Hope
  • Comet Ping Pong
  • Compassion and Choices
  • Danny Fitzpatrick
  • Democracy Engine
  • Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
  • Esponsor
  • FEMA
  • Friends COEU
  • Gods Love
  • Heifer International
  • Heroes of Second World War
  • Israel Endowment Fund
  • JBBBS Sponsorship
  • Jewish Federation
  • Jewish National Fund
  • Keep America
  • KickStarter
  • KIVA
  • KVA
  • National MS Society
  • Network For Good
  • Patricia Parkinson Gil
  • Patricia Parkins
  • PBS Socal
  • Plan International
  • Reeve Foundation
  • Sandy Hook
  • Save The Children
  • Secure America
  • Shrines
  • Smile Train
  • Temple Isaiah
  • U of Pacific
  • United States Holocaust Museum
  • US Holocaust
  • UTU
  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple
  • WPY Brandon K Herion

In Honor of the Memory of Pearlie Goodman

National Asset Services is proud to be a supporter of UTU, an organization dedicated to empowering children through AIDS education and the provider of a classroom block, constructed in honor of Karen E. Kennedy’s mother, Pearlie Goodman. The school now serves over 300 students in Mgonapasi village, Malawi, Africa.


  • How Many Children Does the School Serve?

    Before UTU's involvement, there was a classroom with no doors or windows and a student body of 120; the building was only 24'x40', so the overflow held lessons under a tree in the yard. Three years later with UTU's help, there are 3 building (duplex style) and an admin office, all with doors (lockable), windows concrete floors, desks, chalkboards, and supplies. Recent student body is close to 300... "Build it and they will come."

  • Where is the School Located?

    Mangapasi Primary is roughly 25 miles by dirt road from Mzuzu (town) in the northern Usisya area of Malawi.

  • How is the School Accessed?

    The last mile to the school is traversable only with a four wheel drive vehicle. However, they have no vehicles and only a few bicycles, so travel is by foot in general.

  • What are the Ages of the School Children?

    In Malawi your progress is measured by your exams & ability. Children 7 years old have been seen learning the same lesson as a 17-year old.

  • How Many Teachers Does the School Have?

    There are six now, with some teachers doubling as administrators.

  • What Greatest Impact Does the School Have by Being There?

    There is no doubt that one of the greatest gifts given is education, but the greatest impact for this community is the hope they have expressed, "people half-a-world away care about them".