As a key visionary at Geneva Hills (Lancaster, Ohio), Kristy Burns instituted their successful major gifts campaign and comprehensive fundraising program. Under Kristy’s leadership, the organization raised considerable philanthropic dollars through direct response, strategic special events and major gift efforts. She founded two nonprofit organizations and built nonprofit organizations “from the ground up,” including board development and strategic planning.
Kristy’s expertise is with new and emerging organizations and first-time campaigns. Prior to joining the Hartsook team, Kristy created philanthropic awareness for clients through targeted messaging for historic preservation, health and wellness and political causes. She was also a special education teacher on a Lakota Sioux Indian reservation in South Dakota. She has a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and Sociology from Valparaiso and a Master’s in Fundraising Management from Avila University.