Kristye Brackett is a Raleigh native, graduating from Meredith College with a B.S. degree in business finance and public administration. Having started her career with First Union Capital Management concentrating on high net worth philanthropic advisory services, she took her first fundraising role with UNC-Chapel Hill's Kenan Flagler Business School during their Carolina First Campaign. Following a move to New York City, where she was the associate director of gift planning at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Kristye and her family relocated back to the Triangle in 2008 where she was the Executive Director of External Relations at Duke Heart Center. She then served as the Director of Leadership Giving for her alma mater, Meredith College, helping to create the benchmarks for their largest capital campaign, Beyond Strong: The Campaign for Meredith. And most recently, she has served as the Vice President for Philanthropy at Transitions Life Care, overseeing and exceeding financial goals for the Power of 10 Capital Campaign and for Champions for Children: Caring for Children at End of Life, as well as launching their new comprehensive philanthropy strategy - 1979: Sustaining the Impact.