Kristen M. Campbell
Pennsylvania State University
I am a Stewardship Officer in Penn State’s Office of Donor Relations and Special Events. As a Stewardship Officer, I focus on promoting donor stewardship by designing and developing learning materials for an innovative home-grown web program that supports Penn State’s development professionals. Some of my projects include designing reference manuals, creating interactive videos, teaching classes, assisting donors, and testing new programming for our development web tool, eSteward. Every day, I rely on skills I gained while a student at Penn State. The writing and editing skills I developed as a liberal arts student are invaluable when writing complex manuals. I learned how to be an effective instructor and public speaker through my internship with the Richards Civil War Era Center, where I presented public programs on U.S. History at Gettysburg National Military Park. After meeting the donors who had sponsored this internship, I was inspired to learn more about non-profit fundraising. I am fortunate to now have a career where I work with staff and alumni on projects that ensure future opportunities for Penn State students.