Kristin Tanabe


A Midwestern native, Kristin grew up eating casseroles, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, and seeking out live music from any genre. After graduating from Furman University with a degree in Communication & Women, Gender & Sexuality studies, Kristin has worked in advertising for major brands like McDonald’s, Olive Garden, and Pepsi.

Prior to joining the Board of Advisors for Legacy Collective, Kristin served on the Associate Board for Chicago Scholars, a non-profit focused on longterm mentorship for high achieving students in under resourced schools. Kristin was drawn to the mission of Legacy Collective because of its unique giving structure that fosters transparency and continued conversation for systemic issues.


Legacy Collective is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our tax identification number is 87-1730864. You can find us on Guidestar here

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