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Kristina Stanley is Manager of Individual Giving at the Museum of Science and Industry, one of the world's foremost science museums. MSI's mission is to inspire the creative genius in everyone by presenting captivating and compelling experiences that are real and educational. Founded in 1933, the institution became a pioneer in the field of interactive and hands-on science. Ingenuity and imagination combined to bring children and adults alike an experience that allowed them to touch and manipulate objects and learn about the fundamentals of science and industry. Today, the Museum continues to be internationally recognized for its one-of-a-kind artifacts, outstanding educational opportunities and unique approach to learning. It remains the largest science and technology museum in the Western Hemisphere, welcoming nearly 1.4 million annual visitors and encompassing over 14 acres, 1,070 pieces of exhibitry, 678 interactive units and 48 complete exhibits. These unique and cutting-edge exhibits have earned the institution international recognition and accolades, including being named one of the top 15 museums in the world by Life magazine.

Kristina participates in the overall planning and management of the Museum's $3 million annual fund campaign. Her background includes seven years of successful fundraising and management experience. She offers particular expertise in the area of individual giving cultivation and solicitation, donor stewardship, annual fund programming, board and donor society management, events, prospect research, direct mail, and the development of strategic and operating plans.

Continuing her career among the prominent cultural landscape in Chicago, Kristina was formerly Manager of Special Gifts & Stewardship Programs at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Manager of Individual Giving & Stewardship Programs at Chicago Historical Society. She holds degrees in Psychology and English from Mississippi College and is ABD in Theater History and Criticism at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

She is a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and volunteers her time to several other theaters and production companies in Chicago, including TimeLine Theatre and Big Leap


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