Meet the Development Team

Christina Ritchie

Director of Individual Giving
Favorite Art Form: 

Opera and Theater

Christina joined Americans for the Arts in May 2014. As Director of Individual Giving, she manages the organization’s annual giving programs, including oversight of the annual fund and National Patrons Council programs as well as work on individual restricted major gifts.

Previously, Christina has held development positions at the Brookings Institution, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Center and Washington National Opera, as well as consulting projects with the Studio Theatre and the New York Public Library. In addition to her development work, she has spent time as a fashion blogger, image consultant and costume designer.

Christina serves as president of the board of directors of Forum Theatre, and lends her time and expertise to DC Young Arts Leaders, a network of young professionals groups at arts and cultural organizations. She holds a BSFS in international economics from Georgetown University, and a certificate in image consulting from the Fashion Institute of Technology.