As Director of Individual Giving , Kristin oversees the strategy and execution of a new annual giving program at IAVA, while also working with leadership donors to maximize their impact on IAVA and its members. She began her career supporting chronically homeless people in New York City and spent seven years at Columbia University raising funds for its Business School. Most recently, she worked at Fordham University raising money for the Law School as a senior gift officer and led the strategy for the annual fund team.
During her time at Columbia Business School, she worked closely with alumni and students to raise money for the Yellow Ribbon Fund, a scholarship fund set up through the Post-9/11 GI Bill. It was her experience with veterans during this time that grew her commitment to joining IAVA to support the work the organization does every day to save lives. Kristin holds a masters in public administration and B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University.