Veteran Fundraiser Named Director of Planned Giving

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The Office of University Communications
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Apr. 30, 2012

Veteran Fundraiser Named Director of Planned Giving

Kristine Nelson Howland is a proven fundraiser with more than 20 years of experience

SAN ANTONIO - Kristine Nelson Howland, a proven fundraiser with more than 20 years of experience in public and private sectors of higher education and related fields, has been named director of Planned Giving at Trinity University.

Howland arrived at Trinity in 2006 as a major gift officer, building and maintaining a successful major gifts portfolio, cultivating relationships with key constituencies and assisting with the implementation and completion of The Campaign for Trinity University, a $200 million comprehensive capital campaign.

Prior to assuming her post at Trinity, she was a development consultant for the Office of the President at Union Institute & University (UI&U) in Cincinnati, and Montpelier, Vt., where she created a climate favorable to philanthropy among alumni and friends of the university.

She previously held advanced positions at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md.; Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio; and Keene State College in Keene, N.H. Her experiences also include work in alumni affairs and development.

She has participated in six capital campaigns with the responsibility for deferred and planned gifts. Together these campaigns have raised a total of $350 million.

She is a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Friends of the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Trinity University's Women's Club, and Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Alumnae Council. Howland holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a master's from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H.