Kristi has more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, holding management level positions at a variety of nonprofit institutions including Washington University, Case Western Reserve University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Jewish Federation, and many other nonprofit organizations, building depth of experience in fundraising for the arts, animal welfare, social services, and higher education. With extensive experience in annual, major, and planned giving, including work on multiple capital campaigns, she knows the essential elements that every organization needs to reach fundraising goals.
In 2016 Kristi began devoting full-time to her consulting firm, Your Philanthropy STL, leveraging her extensive experience in the nonprofit sector to help her clients achieve their goals. Her approach is to conduct an objective assessment that identifies opportunities to cost-effectively increase contributed income. Kristi understands that it takes solid strategic planning, strong volunteer and executive leadership, and positive dynamics and messaging to effectively match donor interests with mission-critical activities.
Kristi currently serves as president of the St. Louis Council for Charitable Gift Planners and is a past board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals St. Louis chapter. Kristi has a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Missouri.