Vice President of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships
Inspiration: “Be humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character.”— Melanie Koulouris
What working in this community means to me: “It is my privilege to serve our community through my work at Greater Twin Cities United Way. I am humbled by the people and institutions that make up the generosity and conscious of the Twin Cities and grateful for the opportunity to live and partner with so many selfless and caring businesses, organizations and people.”
With nearly 20 years of nonprofit development and management experience, Kristina leads a team focused on corporate and foundation donors at Greater Twin Cities United Way. Her team is responsible for partnerships with key corporations and foundations — helping collaborate, connect and create solutions that drive transformational community impact.
Prior to joining United Way, Kristina managed distinguished giving and events at the American Cancer Society. She holds degrees from The University of Minnesota where she studied political science, sociology and social work. Following graduation, Kristina served as the director of a nonprofit in the Twin Cities overseeing case managers for youth exiting treatment and detention centers.
Kristina lives in Hudson, Wisconsin, with her husband Eric and two children. Outside of work she is active in her church and children’s school. Kristina enjoys traveling, reading, swimming and spending time with family and friends.