Kristin Milne

Director of Philanthropy

Region covered: Illinois

Kristin Milne joined the American Cancer Society in September of 2018 as Director of Philanthropy and focuses on building support from current and new individuals and foundations in Chicago’s suburban communities and throughout the state of Illinois. Kristin brings to ACS over 10 years of experience in donor engagement and major gift fundraising, coupled with a personal drive to defeat cancer. 

Prior to joining ACS, Kristin completed two tenures at Northwestern University. Most recently she was Interim Associate Director of Reunion Programs with responsibilities for soliciting leadership reunion gifts, working directly with Northwestern Trustees and reunion class volunteers. In her earlier role at Northwestern, Kristin was Associate Director of Development for the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences during their most successful capital campaign. 

In addition to her tenures at Northwestern, Kristin also served as Senior Associate Director of Development for Indiana University’s School of Medicine, where she secured five and six-figure gifts. Kristin also contributed to the robust growth of major fundraising at Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business as Assistant Director of Development during their ambitious capital campaign.  

Kristin earned a bachelor’s degree and a mini-MBA from Loyola University, and an associate degree from Cottey College, MO. Kristin and her spouse have two children and live in Pleasant Prairie, WI.

For more information about making a donation to the American Cancer Society, call 312.279.7216.

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