Note from Kristin: I am honored and so excited to be dancing in Boca’s Ballroom Battle this summer. I’m having a fabulous time really learning to dance! I recently attended the George Snow Scholarship Fund reception and was touched to see so many outstanding students recognized and rewarded for their perseverance and achievements. This is a special organization making an impact in so many lives. I appreciate your support of this event!
Kristin is the mother of three children, an active community volunteer and a public relations professional. Married to Glen Calder, her greatest joy is being a mother to Harrison, age 9, Caroline, age 5, and Stirling, just a few months old.
A passionate community volunteer, Kristin devotes her time to causes helping children and families including their well-being and education. She finds it rewarding to volunteer with groups that identify unmet needs in the community and then work to provide a solution.
She is a past president of the Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR), and most recently served as the League’s 40th Anniversary Task Force Chairman. She is also the Sustainer Chairman. She has dedicated more than a decade to volunteering in the community through the JLBR in various leadership positions including as chairman of the Annual Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon, Editor of The Bridge magazine and as a member of the League’s Endowment Board. She was recognized by the Soroptimist Club of Boca Raton as a “Woman of Distinction” for her volunteer service with the JLBR.
Interested in helping with education in our community, she is a board member of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Co-Chairman of their Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee and a member of the Love of Literacy Luncheon committee. Kristin also believes in the efforts of the George Snow Scholarship Fund and is excited to be involved to help such an important cause. She also enjoys volunteering at Gulf Stream School, where her school-age children attend.
Kristin is inspired by the opportunity for leadership growth and is a graduate of three local programs to learn more about issues in our area including Leadership Boca, Leadership Delray and Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC), where for the past three years she has co-chaired Education Day for the class participants and served as a committee member of the Get Real program, a partnership with Palm Beach County’s schools, in which LPBC graduates lend expertise and resources to Career Academy Coordinators to help schools deliver relevant education specific to job/career training and college preparation.
She has worked in the public relations industry for more than 15 years devoting the last 11 years of her career in the non-profit sector focusing on fundraising and healthcare with the Bethesda Hospital Foundation. She has been an integral part of the Foundation team since 2001 as the Public Relations and Annual Giving Director, helping the Foundation surpass its goal of the $100 Million Community Challenge Campaign in 2008, bringing together nearly10,000 donors and 40,000 gifts to support the most ambitious capital expansion in the hospital’s history.
A resident of South Florida since 1995, she is a native of Huntington, West Virginia and a graduate of Marshall University with a degree in Journalism: Broadcast News. She has served twice on the Marshall University Alumni Board of Directors, in 2009-2012 and 1995-1998.
She is a past president and member of the Alpha Chi Omega Boca Raton Alumnae Club, an organization that brings together generations of sorority sisters that are graduates from universities across the country.
In 2009, Kristin and Glen, served as chairmen of the American Cancer Society’s South County Gala to raise funds to provide children with cancer a scholarship to Reaching Out to Cancer Kids (ROCK) camp, allowing them to enjoy the fun and adventure of a summer camp designed for their needs.
She is the immediate past president of the Public Relations Society of America, Palm Beach Chapter, and a winner of numerous public relations awards including The Palm Awards presented by PRSA Palm Beach for her writing and publications. She has also received multiple international Telly Awards, honoring the best local and regional film and video productions for her work with Bethesda.
Kristin began her career in South Florida at American Media, Inc. before joining the team at TransMedia Public Relations where she represented various clients for three years as Vice President of Media Relations before joining the Bethesda Hospital Foundation.