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Christine Donovan

Manager, The Northern Trust ­Charitable Giving Program

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Christine A. Donovan is a Senior Vice President in Northern Trust's Foundation & Institutional Advisors practice. Ms. Donovan oversees the national strategy and implementation of the Northern Trust Charitable Giving Program, a Donor Advised Fund.

Christine has over twenty-five years of specific expertise in the governance and infrastructure of charitable organizations, and investment experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

Prior to her current role, Christine served as a Regional Director within the Foundation and Institutional Advisors practice, in which she consulted directly with boards and professional staff of nonprofit organizations to implement consulting, asset management, custody, and planned giving services that align with their mission and values.

Christine majored in flute performance at Western Illinois University. Christine has held varying designations and licenses, including being a Certified Retirement Services Professional and holding Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Christine has served on the boards of several cultural institutions, including the American Alliance of Museums, Arts Alliance Illinois, and the Old Town School of Folk Music. She is an active volunteer at both the local and national levels.

Christine resides in Chicago with her husband and two dogs. She frequently attends performances at Chicago's theater and music venues, and enjoys camping, kayaking, and biking on the lakefront trail.