Steph began her career in direct response more than 20 years ago and has used her fundraising knowledge, project management experience, and relationship-building skills throughout her career in helping nonprofits. Steph’s approach to fundraising is inspired by the words of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt — “For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others”.
She embarked on her fundraising career at an agency helping to lead US nonprofits to expand their programs into the UK, Netherlands, Germany, and France. Curiosity led her to work with a full-service production company and agency where colleagues fostered her interest in data and how to leverage it to create and grow a successful fundraising program.
Steph’s passion is messaging. She partners with organizations to develop their case for giving tailoring pillar content across channels. This results in lasting and meaningful relationships with donors that drive sustained fundraising success.
Steph is proud to have managed programs for a wide variety of organizations including the Center for Reproductive Rights, National Jewish Health, and World Food Program USA. Throughout her career, she’s touched on many aspects of fundraising including production, data management, analytics, and strategy with a special focus on high-value donor and premium programs.
Steph lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son (who is officially a teenager), and their 3 cats—Willy, Speedy, and Bright (really you can’t have too many fur babies). In her spare time, she enjoys reading biographies, going to concerts and hikes with her family (but not all at once!).