Kristie Patton Foster comes to UNCF from Buffalo, NY, where she managed her own fundraising consulting business, KQ Strategies. Previously, she served as the chief administrative officer for The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation after serving as executive director of The Links Foundation.
Kristie has worked in fundraising for more than 20 years and has successfully raised more than $22 million in her career. She has held the positions of community relations and corporate development director at the VHA Health Foundation and was previously the area development director for UNCF in Dallas for more than seven years.
Kristie earned her bachelor of arts degree in communication at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX.