Kristen Pilkington Senior Advancement Officer
Kristen is an energetic, creative, and self-motivated individual who has extensive fundraising experience within the higher education and health care ecosystems.
Kristen received her bachelor’s degree in English & Communications from Saint Joseph’s University. Upon graduating, she began her career at Harvard University and excelled at a variety of roles within annual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns, events, and marketing. Kristen earned her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Boston College. With a desire to move back to the area she grew up, Kristen pivoted to fundraising for a healthcare network in Central, PA, where she successfully developed and implemented a Patient Gratitude Program.
Kristen is excited to be a part of the HU team and help to make a difference for the students and community of Harrisburg. Kristen lives in Harrisburg with her fiancé and has a love for cooking, running, and being with her family.