Kristina Mitten Sanders joined the John Locke Foundation as Director of Advancement in January 2009. In her role at JLF Kristina manages multiple development initiatives including the Carolina Freedom Club programs; yearround direct mail projects; annual, major, and corporate giving opportunities; and donor relations.

Kristina holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication Studies from the University of Indianapolis, Master’s in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University, and a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from The Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Kristina began her career as Campaign Manger for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and has served as Director of Development for Walther Cancer Institute, Director of the Annual Fund at Carolina Ballet, and Executive Director of Community Music School.

A volunteer in the local community, Kristina serves as Public Policy Co-Chair for the North Carolina Triangle Affiliate of Komen for the Cure and is an active Board Member of Pine Cone, Piedmont Council of Traditional Music. As a descendant of Oliver Wolcott – signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation – Kristina honors her family heritage by serving as an officer of the Henry Wolcott Foundation.

Kristina and her husband Jason relocated to North Carolina from Indiana in 2005 and reside in Cary.