Caitlin Bristow, JD


“My legal background has trained me to acutely listen to a client’s goals and leverage my analytical skills to begin developing a roadmap to achieve and surpass those goals.“

Recent Clients Served

  • Alverno College
  • Georgetown Visitation Preparatory        School
  • Kentucky Country Day School
  • Marquette University 
  • St. Paul’s School
  • The Seven Hills School

Areas of Expertise

Higher Education, Independent Schools, Estate Planning and Research

About Caitlin Bristow

Caitlin brings a unique combination of development experience and a legal training and education to Campbell & Company. During her time in law school, she crafted her education to complement her passion for the nonprofit and higher education sectors. Caitlin developed excellent client counseling, and research and writing skills which have translated seamlessly to her work with clients at Campbell & Company. In her work, Caitlin most values:
  • Learning how an organization’s mission acts as an impetus to reach its fundraising goals.
  • Helping clients to understand their reach and overall impact on their surrounding community.
  • Assisting with strategic planning to ensure the future vision of the organization is aligned with the mission.  
  • Connecting donors, board members, and staff to create personal experiences for everyone who is advancing the goals of the organization.

Caitlin graduated from Saint Louis University Law School where she studied Non-profit and Education Law as well as Estate Planning and Trusts and Estates. She also completed a self-proposed seminar project entitled “Planned Giving: Donor’s Intent” where she closely examined the legal implications of planned gifts on major universities. Caitlin also spearheaded student retention and young alumni projects within the Community Relations office at Saint Louis University and worked at the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis where she gained valuable fundraising experience.

She graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, where she studied Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies and worked closely with the Board of Trustees while representing the college in the community as the Director of Community Relations. Caitlin remains active in the Chicago College of the Holy Cross Alumni Association.