Christine Newman serves as the development operations coordinator at The Fund for American Studies (TFAS), where she helps manage TFAS’s charitable giving processes.
Christine was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and grew up in the Richmond area. As a native Virginian, she has always been fascinated by the history of our nation’s founding and inspired by the principles set forth by the early leaders who shaped our great nation right from her home state.
Christine graduated from Christopher Newport University with a bachelor’s degree in music and a minor in leadership studies. During her time at CNU, she was actively involved in her school’s President’s Leadership Program, numerous volunteer organizations, the CNU Chamber Choir, multiple OperaCNU productions, and her sorority. As a music student, Christine was afforded the unforgettable opportunity to sing in many historic spaces around the world – including Westminster Abbey, Saint Peter’s Basilica, Saint Mark’s Basilica, Salzburg Cathedral, and Bristol Cathedral. Her time as an undergraduate also solidified her passion for serving her community through philanthropy, and she graduated with a service distinction award for her commitment to volunteerism. She went on to receive her Master of Arts in education from The College of William and Mary in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in elementary education.
Prior to working at TFAS, Christine taught first and third grades in Loudoun County Public Schools and Fairfax County Public Schools, respectively. As a former educator, she is thrilled to work for an organization that empowers future generations of young people to become passionate leaders in their own communities and beyond.
In her free time, Christine enjoys exploring everything D.C. has to offer (especially the museums and great food), spending time with her friends, traveling to new destinations, making music, and painting. She is also an avid sports fan, so you may find her rooting for the Washington Nationals, the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Capitals during each of their respective seasons.