June 23, 2023
Karen Dale Foundation
Allison Burkett is the Director of Stewardship Tier Engineering at Syniti (formerly BackOffice Associates), a global company recognized as a leader in Enterprise Data Management, headquartered in Massachusetts, with worldwide locations in North and Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Over the last 26 years, she has worked in various roles in the Information Technology industry, including as a Management Consultant for both BackOffice Associates and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Allison is an alumnus of Howard University, in Washington, DC, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
Allison is passionate about helping people and working with charitable causes that benefit a wide cross section of various communities. As an active Rotarian for over 10 years, Allison was a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Charlotte End-of-the-Week and held several leadership roles including President, Secretary, and Director of Foundation & Fundraising. She was also recognized twice as Distinguished Rotarian of the Year. Allison is now a member and the Treasurer of Queen City IMPACT by Rotary Club of Charlotte Dilworth South End. She is a graduate of The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI).
Allison has volunteered with the Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity since October 2007 and served as the Chairperson for their Homeowner Selection Committee for over 8 years. Allison was also a member of their Board of Directors from 2009 - 2015.
In September 2018, Allison founded the Karen Dale Foundation in memory of her sister Karen Dale Burkett. Through the Foundation, she focuses on making a difference in the Caribbean region and local communities through programs and projects that are centered around Health Care and Education.
A native of Jamaica, Allison now resides in the Charlotte, NC area. Although she has lived in the US for over 30 years, she remains connected to her Jamaican community especially through the work of the Karen Dale Foundation.