(PHOENIX - Feb. 7, 2018) - Stephanie A. Walsh, MBA, has been named director of major & planned gifts for Sojourner Center. Walsh, a fundraising professional with 20 years’ experience, joins Sojourner Center from the Banner Health Foundation where she served as the development manager for the past five years.
Sojourner Center is a domestic violence service organization providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, domestic violence education, safety planning, lay-legal advocacy, case management, a child development center, 24-hour crisis hotline, referral services, community education and healthcare through an on-site clinic. As of mid-2017, Sojourner Center operates as an affiliate subsidiary organization of Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS).
“We knew it was important to have a dedicated fundraising professional on our team focusing on development efforts for Sojourner Center,” said Gail Baer, associate vice president of philanthropic services at JFCS. “Stephanie brings not only a wealth of experience in fundraising but a deep understanding of and social services programming as well.”
JFCS, one of the state’s largest providers of behavioral health and social services, had been a longtime partner of Sojourner Center. The two organizations share significant synergies in their missions and programs and an alignment in their organizational cultures.
Walsh, a Phoenix resident, has a Master of Business Administration from Aurora University in Aurora, Ill. and a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Central College in Naperville, Ill.