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Kirsten C. Schachter

Senior Consultant, Houston

Kirsten Schachter

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An Australian who has built her career in America, Kirsten brings a certain tenacity, sense of adventure, global perspective and optimism to her consulting work. She loves meeting new people, discovering their strengths and then marshalling those strengths to better serve their institution’s mission. A natural relationship builder, Kirsten finds success in bringing out the best in each client.

A veteran fundraiser with a background in the arts, education, social agencies and health care, Kirsten has celebrated the heights of professional success, but is proudest of the grit that has seen her through the challenges that beset even the best programs from time to time. A consummate coach and mentor, Kirsten readily instills the confidence that her clients need to go farther, to run the distance and achieve their campaign goals.

Kirsten is ready for any campaign challenge once having rallied her team to raise $120 million in major gifts in three months! Over her career Kirsten has been an integral part of both smaller and major development operations, serving as Assistant Vice President for Development in Baylor College of Medicine’s $1 billion Best Minds, Best Medicine Capital Campaign. Kirsten knows her way around the strategic issues of campaigning and the importance of thoughtful donor strategies. Above all, Kirsten inspires clients to build authentic, meaningful partnerships with their community of donors so together great things happen.

Representative Clients Served

  • Agape Development
  • Christian Community Service Center
  • YMCA of Greater Houston

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