Senior Director of Development
Institutional Advancement Division
As Senior Director of Development at Otterbein University, Stephanie creates opportunities for engaging alumni, parents and friends of the University to make major transformational gifts through endowments, planned gifts, and scholarships. Stephanie comes to Otterbein University with more than 16 years of major gift, planned giving, donor relations and stewardship experience. She most recently spent 11 years at Wittenberg University as Senior Director of Development. During her time at Wittenberg, Stephanie established a Parents Leadership Circle major giving society, assisted donors in making principal/major gifts and worked collaboratively with campus partners. Her favorite part about higher education is creating lifelong relationships with alumni so they can make a personal impact in an important way.
Stephanie’s many years of not-for profit fundraising experience include the American Heart & Stroke Association, Prevent Blindness Ohio, Arthritis Foundation and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She served as the first Chief Development Officer for United Senior Services in Springfield, Ohio and helped create, establish and promote annual giving, major giving and planned giving for this countywide senior service agency.
Stephanie received her undergraduate B.A. degree from Capital University and her M.S. in Leadership Development from Wright State University. In her spare time, she enjoys sports, traveling and time with her family.