Tyler K.C. Rines

Tyler K.C. Rines

My name is Tyler K.C. Rines. The K and C stand for Kansas City — the product of my Dad's 1980's obsession with the Royals baseball franchise and hallowed stomping ground where legendary saxman Charlie Bird Parker cut his teeth. I drink my coffee black, play the sax, collect vintage Americana, and often bike to work.

Professionally, I have a deep passion for fostering civic engagement and social change through effectual philanthropy and public service. This passion was sparked immediately upon arrival at Keene State College in the fall of 2008. While being marched through the iconic Appian Gateway at the first-year student convocation my new school's motto (carved into each side of the arch): "enter to learn; go forth to serve" struck a chord—one that still resonates today. I was fortunate enough to be recognized by my alma mater for my commitment to public service, and am a recipient of an Outstanding Senior Service Award, The Leo F. Redfern Outstanding Citizenship Award, and The Sociology & Anthropology Department Faculty Award for excellent academic performance and service to humanity.

Today, I serves as Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving at Montpelier, the historic home of James and Dolley Madison. At Montpelier I support fundraising at the $25,000+ level with a special focus on strategic partnerships, grant writing, and external affairs. I am actively working toward my Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential, and soon hope to enroll in doctoral studies in strategic leadership and philanthropy.