But more importantly, Christina's enthusiasm, positive attitude and spirit of teamwork have played significant roles in attracting more sponsors, volunteers and donors.
However, anyone who has anything to do with fundraising knows that it's about more than numbers. Personality and the ability to engage supporters on all levels are vital. And that's where Christina really shines.
"[Christina] does not so much 'recruit' new donors and volunteers as she does 'attract' them," Otto says. "She is irresistible and charming, and everyone comes away from experiencing her feeling uplifted and energized."
"Charismatic" is the word that keeps coming to mind as we read this nomination, and that, combined with a talent for actually raising money, is a key attribute for a Rising Star.