Kristin comes to RefugePoint as Director of Development after serving for over 10 years as Vice President for Philanthropic Services at the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. At the Foundation she led fundraising, communications and created Valley Gives, a social media and philanthropy effort that raised more than $5 million for hundreds of nonprofits from over 24,000 donors across Western Mass in 24-hour online events.
Prior to this role, Kristin worked in fundraising and organizational development at Amherst College, Smith College and Mass Mutual Financial Group. She an alumna of Colgate University and earned a Masters in Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Springfield College. Outside of work, Kristin is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and active volunteer where she lives in Amherst, MA with her family. She is passionate about supporting social entrepreneurs and women’s philanthropy.
She was a founding leader for the Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact at the Womens Fund of Western Massachusetts, and has advised the Valley Venture Mentors Accelerator, Prosperity Catalyst and the National Priorities Project.