In her role as the Chief Development Officer, Kelly Christopher has the privilege of sharing Prevent Child Abuse America’s incredible work with partners across the country. She thrives on building strategic partnerships with organizations and people who help to improve outcomes for all young people by fostering more equitable systems, services, and communities.

Prior to joining Prevent Child Abuse America, Kelly was the founding Development Director for LEAP Innovations, where she helped to raise more than $30M in their first five years of operations. Her extensive fundraising and program management experience includes management positions at Northwestern University and Loyola University Chicago, as well as roles and board appointments at several Chicago-area education nonprofits. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two young children, who remind her everyday why the work of Prevent Child Abuse America matters. Kelly has an MA from DePaul University and her BA from Butler University.