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WAI Faculty & Staff

Kristine Thompson
Director of Development
Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute / UW Foundation


Contact Information

Phone: 608-206-5984
Mailing address: Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, 7818 Big Sky Drive, Suite 215, Madison, WI 53719


Role at the WAI

Kristine proudly returned to the WAI in the fall 2012, after having been the first Director of Development with the Institute from 1997 to 2002. Kristine currently holds a joint position with the WAI and the University of Wisconsin Foundation. In her role, Kristine works closely with the Institute’s Director and entire WAI team to build public awareness of and raise private support for the Institute’s mission to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, while caring for those living with the disease today. In representing the WAI, it is an honor for Kristine to work with individuals, foundations and organizations interested in making a philanthropic difference in the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease – and her greatest joy to recognize and honor them for their selfless commitment to helping others.



B.B.A. – Finance, Investment and Banking, UW-Madison



Kristine has over eleven years of development experience in supporting health- and medical-related focus areas at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health including Alzheimer’s Disease, aging, cardiovascular disease, children, family and rural medicine, addiction research, tobacco research and intervention, and positive/healthy emotions. Kristine also brings to this role over fourteen years of business, finance and marketing experience in the private sector to complement her development focus.