Vice President for Advancement
Kristine L. Palosaari joined the Mackinac Center in March 2013 as vice president for advancement. In that role, she oversees all functions of the advancement department, with special responsibilities for donor relations and fund raising. She has experience with several Michigan nonprofit organizations in fundraising for endowment, capital and annual campaigns going back more than a decade. Palosaari has a Master’s Degree in Communications from Western Michigan University and holds a Certification of Fund Raising Management from Indiana State University’s School of Philanthropy. Palosaari is married with three daughters, a son-in-law and three grandchildren. She loves long distance running, tennis and international travel.