Kirsten Kocher

Kirsten Kocher

Development Assistant

Kirsten is the Development Assistant at the Commonwealth Foundation.

Kirsten, a native of central Pennsylvania with a degree in Mass Communications from Bloomsburg University, joined the Commonwealth Foundation in 2022. She has worn many hats in the support of small business and families and knows what it means to climb the ladder.

Kirsten’s previous employment includes special events and major gifts for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, member services for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, feasibility study coordinator for a Harrisburg-based capital campaign management firm, and most recently, seven years in the floral industry. Kirsten, as the manager of a local floral shop, oversaw a staff of both sales associates and delivery drivers. She adds her favorite part was coordinating the Christmas decorating schedule for the 50+ client commercial and residential spaces.

Kirsten married her high school sweetheart. And away from her desk, their three children keep them busy shuttling between sporting events at two Pennsylvania colleges and local high school band and theater performances. Her “relax” is working in her flower garden while the family’s two dogs keep watch.