Working as an executive in human services and higher education fundraising for nearly 15 years, Steffanie has extensive knowledge of the non-profit sector and a high degree of experience in development, major gift solicitation, strategic planning, and capital campaign management. Steffanie is passionate about working with a variety of individuals and organizations to help them define and reach their philanthropic goals. Prior to joining Coastal Community Foundation in May, 2013, Steffanie was the Director of Development for One80Place, formally known as Crisis Ministries. She was instrumental in planning and implementing their most recent $7 million capital campaign. She also worked as Deputy Executive Director at The Citadel Foundation and Director of Development at Foodshare in Hartford, CT. Steffanie received a BA in Political Science from Lake Forest College and a MA in Social Ecology from Goddard College. In her spare time, Steffanie enjoys cooking, traveling, and family life with her husband John and daughter Hannah.
Founded in 1974, Coastal Community Foundation empowers individuals, families, and organizations to make a lasting impact through permanent, endowed funds for charitable giving. The Foundation works with each donor to create an individual philanthropy plan and empowers recipient organizations to expand services, create new initiatives, and implement long-term programming. Coastal Community Foundation is affiliated with the international Council of Foundations and specifically serves eight counties in coastal South Carolina: Charleston, Beaufort, Berkeley, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, and Jasper. The Foundation maintains office locations in Charleston and Beaufort.