Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

Christine Pulkrabek

BIO   |   

Chris has worked for nonprofit organizations for 30 years, the past 18 years building and enhancing planned giving programs at both small and large organizations.  She is passionate about improving the health and well-being of her community by developing meaningful and impactful relationships with nonprofit organizations and serving as a mentor to  professionals who are new to fundraising or planned giving.


Recently, Chris started L’evate Non-Profit Consultants, focusing on helping other non-profits build and enhance their planned giving programs, educating leadership, board members and staff on the power of legacy giving, speaking at conferences and giving planned giving seminars and presentations.


She loves entertaining and travel and enjoys wine, cooking/grilling, live music, scuba diving, boating and golfing. Chris and her husband spend their time between Minnesota and Florida.

Chris earned her B.A. in Communication and Public Relations at Metropolitan State University and her M.A. in Nonprofit Management at Hamline University. She also earned her Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) certification from the American College of Financial Services.