As Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Kaitlin Levenstrong focuses on building relationships with donors interested in aligning their giving with the Just East Bay vision. She has dedicated her career to helping people live into the change they want to see through boldly investing their wealth and resources, as well as their time and talents, towards critical issues of racial justice, gender equity, economic inclusion, and other structural inequalities. Most recently, she has served as the Director of Strategic Gifts and Business Partnership at Sojourners, a national nonprofit mobilizing people of faith around local & national social justice issues.
Kaitlin has developed a unique blend of fundraising, strategic partnership building, community organizing, and business acumen throughout her 13+ year career. In addition to Sojourners, she has worked on gender equity programs, social enterprise, and corporate partnership development for the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNA-GB), Prosperity Candle, and the Girl Scouts in Washington, DC. Her work and approach are driven by a deep belief in building authentic relationships that prioritize transparency and trust, in order to inspire people to become powerful participants and allies within their communities and broader movements.
Kaitlin is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she received a B.A. in journalism with concentrations in religious studies, politics, and African new world studies, and has also completed a certificate in professional fundraising at Boston University. Having been raised in the Midwest and headed East first for school and work, Kaitlin eventually found her way out West, making a more permanent home in California with her husband in 2020. Getting outdoors to explore the natural wonders of the Bay Area and beyond is what she seeks most in her downtime.