Kirsten Cameron Schachter
Director of Philanthropy 
Menninger 
Board Member

Kirsten serves as Director of Philanthropy at The Menninger Clinic and as President of her own fundraising consulting business, Lamington Advisors (named for a treat served at community events in her homeland, Australia).  She brings over 20 years’ experience meeting and exceeding multimillion- dollar fundraising goals in health care, higher education, K-12, arts and social service campaigns.

A frequent speaker, active mentor and engaged volunteer in the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Houston Chapter, Kirsten is passionate about improving the future through philanthropy.  In 2022 she is serving as Vice President of Education and Co-Chair of Ask the Experts.

Kirsten holds dual citizenship in Australia and the US.  Having been raised over four continents, Kirsten values diversity in all its forms. Now based in Texas, she is attracted to people and institutions that share her drive to make a positive difference in the community.  She defines her success by bringing out the best in the people and organizations she serves.