Meet TLDEF's New Director of Development

Kristen Gardner We are happy to introduce you to the newest member of our staff, Kristin Gardner. Kristin joins TLDEF as our new Director of Development. She has a diverse background in nonprofit management and a passion for social justice. Most recently, as the Regional Manager of Annual Giving for the Arthritis Foundation, she successfully created and launched an annual campaign which raised over $1.1 million in its first year.

Kristin received her BA and MA in Communication Studies from Texas Tech University. Her graduate studies focused on gender communication and included research entitled, “Women articulating their feminist standpoints.” She believes that allowing women the space to tell their stories gives them agency in a world that often does not privilege their voices. During this time she also spent many years as a public speaking instructor.

Kristin volunteers with the National Organization for Women - New York State (NOW-NYS) as the Legislative Vice President. She also serves on the Political Action Committee for NOW-NYC.