Krista M. Kutz, MDiv

Krista M. Kutz, MDiv

Position Associate Director, Major Gifts

About Me

About Me

Krista Kutz has over a decade of experience advancing the mission of nonprofit organizations in the fields of healthcare, human services, and ministry. Prior to joining the Advancement team at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in 2019, Krista worked in development for The Night Ministry, a Chicago-based nonprofit serving people experiencing homelessness. Previously, she earned two theology degrees and served in ministry at Old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago’s West Loop. As a fundraiser and relationship-builder, Krista is driven to build a culture of compassion for all people, and to connect with donors and community members who feel called to make a difference. Krista lives in Chicago with her family.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 E Erie St

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Professional Associations



    2005 - 2009
    BA, Theology, Xavier University
    2009 - 2013
    Master of Divinity, The University of Chicago


  • Joseph Gray Rhind Award, The University of Chicago Divinity School, 2013

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)