Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, National Park Foundation
With nearly 20 years of fundraising and strategic partnerships experience in non-profit organizations, Stefanie Mathew joined the National Park Foundation in January 2014 as director, corporate partnerships. She was elevated to the role of vice president, corporate partnerships, in November 2015. At NPF, Stefanie manages the 10-person team developing innovative corporate partnerships to support the Foundation’s mission to protect America’s special places, connect people to parks, and inspire the next generation of park stewards. She has been a key member of the Find Your Park / Encuentra tu Parque movement, leveraging major national sponsors to support the National Park Service’s efforts to engage diverse new audiences for the national parks around its landmark 2016 Centennial and beyond.
Stefanie came to NPF after serving as director of development at the National Archives Foundation, where she managed a comprehensive fundraising program to support educational initiatives, high-profile events and capital projects created through a public-private partnership between the National Archives and Records Administration and its Foundation. She worked closely with the Archivist of the United States and the Board of Directors to accomplish all fundraising objectives and on strategic initiatives to help raise the profile of the Archives on a national level. In addition, Stefanie served as acting co-director of the Foundation during an executive leadership transition in 2013. In that capacity, Stefanie oversaw all areas of development, special events, board relations, and programmatic investments. She also shared all administrative duties for the $8 million, 34-employee organization during the transition. Stefanie began her tenure at the Foundation in 2003 and served previously as the corporate and foundation relations officer and the director of institutional giving and special projects.
Prior to the Archives Foundation, Stefanie held the position of campaign manager/research associate at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., and progressive positions at Pittsburgh Public Theater in Pennsylvania. At the Shakespeare Theatre, Stefanie conducted prospect research on high-value individual donor prospects and helped support the planning and feasibility stages of an $80 million capital campaign to build the new Harman Center for the Arts. She began her career at the Pittsburgh Public as campaign associate, supporting a $15 million endowment campaign to fund the organization’s move to Pittsburgh’s Downtown Cultural District. Upon completion of the campaign, Stefanie was promoted to director of grants and research, managing all corporate sponsorships and foundation grants.
Originally from the Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York, Stefanie has a Bachelor’s degree in Leadership Studies and Religion from the University of Richmond and a Master’s of Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University. She resides just outside of the nation’s capital in Rockville, MD.