Kristin Romaine

Development Director, VertueLab

Kristin believes saving our earth is currently the most urgent philanthropic effort or our time. As Vertue Lab’s first Development Director, Kristin is working on a $6.5 million dollar campaign that will provide capacity building funds as well as establish a $5 million dollar fund to provide seed funding to accelerate the development of clean technologies to impact climate change and support the green economy. She is working on progressive philanthropy models including program related investments to impact climate change.  Kristin has an extensive background in fundraising and development of large scale campaigns and has raised over $75 million dollars for local and global organizations during her career. Kristin is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the NWPGRT. She received her MBA in Nonprofit Management from Regis University in 2003 and is currently a National Trainer at the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy. Originally from Phoenix, AZ- in 2012, she was named 40 under 40 by the Phoenix Business Journal and is a graduate of the Valley Leadership program. In her free time, Kristin enjoys creative writing, art and live music, and volunteering for international and refugee causes including serving as a mentor for the State Department Young African Leadership Initiative.  Kristin and her family- Terrance, James and her rescue dog Bear are proud to call Portland home and are on a family mission is to #scatterjoy.