KristenMekemson-2-web.jpgVice President, Development and Philanthropic Services

Contact Information

Direct: 414.336.7065

Main: 414.272.5805


In her role, Kristen is responsible for structuring, implementing and monitoring the development, stewardship and donor relations activities of the organization. She leads a team focused ongrowing the Foundation’s assets while building opportunities for deeper engagement and co-investment with donors for the benefit of the community. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Kristen served at Lawrence University for four years, most recently as Assistant Vice President of Development and Campaign Director. Her professional career has been dedicated to strategic philanthropy including roles at the Kern Family Foundation and UW-Whitewater. Kristen holds a bachelor’s degree in French and writing-intensive English and a master’s degree in British and American literature, both from Marquette University.