About Christy Christy has served in leadership roles at a variety of nonprofits for nearly 20 years. Specializing in planned giving strategy–she helps nonprofits envision a more sustainable future and donors imagine how they can align their values with their finances through thoughtful legacy planning. Through this work, she’s inspired donors to commit hundreds of millions of dollars to loved ones and their favorite causes. She’s adept at providing a wide range of consulting support for nonprofits, from fund creation and planned giving strategy to data audits and process improvement. As an expert in the intricacies of charitable and planned giving tools and concepts–from qualified charitable distributions to charitable remainder trusts–she seamlessly integrates the possibilities with nonprofit visions. Christy naturally navigates between the analytical and relational sides of planned giving, helping organizations improve their processes and families set forth plans that empower their future–while also making a difference in the world. Christy studied psychology and communication in her undergraduate studies and also holds a Master of Arts in Higher Education. She is also a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning (FCEP). Christy loves biking–she once even cycled across the country for charity–and leads historical food tours in her hometown and at a local winery. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband; their dog, Lucy; and 24 thriving houseplants.