Stephanie Heckman Individual Giving Specialist

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Stephanie joined Umoja in August 2018 as its Individual Giving Specialist. She is responsible for creating individual donor giving strategies; managing donor appeals and fundraising communications; and collaborating with volunteers, the Associates Board, and the Events Committee. 

Stephanie is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication. After graduation, she decided to move to Chicago and serve as an AmeriCorps member for two years on the West Side. Prior to Umoja, she gained experience in communications, marketing, development, and design. 

She also served at a middle school as an instructional technology coordinator, where she developed her interest in advancing education in Chicago. She is passionate about social justice, public service, and helping organizations to grow and develop.