Director, Donor Relations
With over 14 years’ experience in fundraising and donor relations, Kristi Padley specializes in connecting with donors who have a heart for prisoners and their families and helping them see the impact of their gifts. Kristi knows that engaging with donors from the heart enables the donor to see the opportunities available to make an impact through this ministry.
Kristi spent five years on the child sponsorship team where she worked to ensure thousands of sponsors felt the special connection to their sponsored child and to the ministry. Kristi achieved this by working with the program teams to reveal how the sponsors and donors were improving the lives of children and families of prisoners left behind when a parent goes to prison.
Kristi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Texas A&M University and has completed the Veritus Group’s Mid-Level Donor Certification course, in addition to hundreds of hours of professional training in fundraising and non-profit development.