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Christine Donovan

Senior Vice President, Director of Charitable Giving Solutions Foundation & Institutional Advisors

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Christine A. Donovan is a Senior Vice President in Northern Trust's Foundation & Institutional Advisors practice. Ms. Donovan serves as the director of Northern Trust Charitable Giving Solutions, overseeing the national strategy and implementation of donor advised fund and private foundation administration solutions.  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. Prior to that, she spent sixteen years at Fifth Third Bank, where she served as Director of Charitable Management Services.


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 serves as a director in the Northern Trust institute, as well as on the board of directors at New Moms, Inc. She has also 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 Sugar Grove with her husband and two dogs. She frequently attends performances at Chicago's theater and music venues, and enjoys camping, kayaking, and hiking.