Kirsten Kilchenstein


Vice President of Donor Relations

Kirsten Kilchenstein's commitment to strengthening Oregon communities drew her to OCF in 2011. She brings 22 years of nonprofit leadership experience to direct OCF’s statewide donor relations department. Kirsten guides a talented donor relations team helping individuals and families turn their values into action through personalized giving strategies that leave a legacy that spans generations and geographies. 

Kirsten’s training in interpersonal communication, combined with her passion for helping people find meaning through their giving, fuels her work with OCF families. She finds inspiration in the many stories of generous Oregonians who step forward in large and small ways to strengthen communities through their philanthropy.

Kirsten enjoys spending time with her two children, biking, camping, reading and participating in efforts to advance equity for all. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution and is a certified practitioner of mediation and multi-generational family giving.

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Phone: 503.227.6846 ext. 1429