Introducing Northwest Folklife’s Development Director

We are excited to introduce Christina Kourteva as our new Director of Development! Christina has worked on fund development the Frye Art Museum, Spectrum Dance Theatre, Sound Generations and KCTS. Christina has also earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential.

“I have a lifelong interest in the use of arts as a tool of empowerment and social change,” says Christina.

In addition to her great fund development experience, Christina stood out because of clear commitment to supporting mission driven organizations. In every conversation, we always returned to the essential question and answer of “why Northwest Folklife matters” and her desire to be part of responding to and fulfilling that “why.” She has a proven track record of focusing on building lasting relationships with colleagues, donors, board members and key stakeholders. Relationships are key in a community-powered organization like ours.

“As a strong believer in the importance of preserving the multicultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest and making community-powered performing arts accessible to everyone, regardless of their income or socioeconomic status, I am thrilled to be joining Northwest Folklife.”

We welcome her to the Northwest Folklife team and we look forward to the wonderful work ahead!