“I couldn’t agree more with the goals and purposes of the Trust and am delighted to be one of the inaugural honorees. Your support will enable me to reach my professional goals while remaining in Kansas.”

Kristen Toner

University of Kansas
Weigand Scholar: 2005, 2006


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Lawrence, KS

B.B.A., Finance
B.A., Computer Applications, University of Notre Dame, 2001

  • Member of ND Women’s Swimming and Diving Team
  • 3-Time Big East Academic All American
  • 3-Time Big East Champion
  • 6-Time Big East All Conference

J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 2006

  • Kansas Law Review
  • Order of the Coif

KU Endowment Association

Kristen has never let grass grow under her feet. While maintaining top grades, Kristen has maintained a very active and demanding schedule. While a student at Notre Dame, Kristen was a participant at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials.

In Law School, Kristen not only contributed as a member to the Law Review, but trained and participated in marathons. Kristen was a member of the Law Review, the Order of the Coif, and consistently ranked in the top 1% of her class.

Kristen had summer internships for Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP and Lathrop & Gage, L.C. in Kansas City (2005). Immediately following graduation in 2006, Kristen was awarded a one year clerkship in the United States District Court working for the Honorable Chief Judge John W. Lungstrum. Following that assignment, Kristen accepted a summer associate position at Lathrop & Gage in Kansas City which turned into post graduate employment for five years.  

In the fall of 2011, Kristen accepted a position with the KU Endowment Association as the development director for the University of Kansas School of Law.  In 2017, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Development at KU Endowment.  She oversees the fundraising teams for the School of Architecture & Design, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, School of Journalism, KU Alumni Association, School of Law and School of Pharmacy.  

“Along with age comes wisdom in areas that can’t be taught in schools or in books. The experiences I had living away from home (Kansas) have given me the wisdom to know that being close to family and friends is an important part of my success.”