Kristine Zeigler

Chief Development Officer

Location
U.S. (Arlington)

Kristine Zeigler

Chief Development Officer

Kristine Zeigler has spent the past 20 years as a professional fundraiser, finding the necessary financial resources to safeguard animals and nature. As Conservation International’s Chief Development Officer, Zeigler provides the overall direction and leadership for the organization’s philanthropic strategy.

Zeigler is responsible for private fundraising from individuals and foundations and linking it to public fundraising from governments and other agencies. Her team ensures that donors' dreams for a better world align with Conservation International’s mission and that all donations achieve the desired outcomes for people and nature. Her leadership incorporates storytelling, neuroscience and evidence-based decision making to achieve strong results.

Previously, Zeigler served as the Director of Philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy’s California Chapter, raising funds for land, water, the ocean and science. She also served as Director of Development at Yosemite Conservancy, where the legacy of John Muir and the history of the national parks movement came alive for her. Prior to her nonprofit career, Zeigler was a journalist specializing in environmental legislative coverage in Washington, D.C.

A third-generation Californian, Zeigler grew up in rural Bishop on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.​

Zeigler is responsible for private fundraising from individuals and foundations and linking it to public fundraising from governments and other agencies. Her team ensures that donors' dreams for a better world align with Conservation International’s mission and that all donations achieve the desired outcomes for people and nature. Her leadership incorporates storytelling, neuroscience and evidence-based decision making to achieve strong results.

Previously, Zeigler served as the Director of Philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy’s California Chapter, raising funds for land, water, the ocean and science. She also served as Director of Development at Yosemite Conservancy, where the legacy of John Muir and the history of the national parks movement came alive for her. Prior to her nonprofit career, Zeigler was a journalist specializing in environmental legislative coverage in Washington, D.C.

A third-generation Californian, Zeigler grew up in rural Bishop on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.​

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Location
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