Michael Ziener

Senior Director of Major Gifts

Regions covered: Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan


Stephen Carr is a native of the Chicagoland area with more than 17 years of development and nonprofit executive experience.

Stephen started his professional career with the Toy and Game Industry Foundation as the President & CEO. Working with industry leaders and key stakeholders, Stephen and his staff were able to grow the foundation’s reach internationally. Stephen led an international development team with a combined portfolio of over 100 million dollars. From there, Stephen worked locally in Chicago for the Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter. He was charged with raising funds and awareness throughout Illinois. Stephen’s last post prior to joining ACS was with a national consulting firm working with a multitude of nonprofits including educational, religious, medical, and grassroots organizations. He was able to secure many first six, seven and eight figure gifts for these organizations.

Stephen’s other nonprofit experience includes volunteering with the local children’s symphony orchestra and the regional chapter of the American Heart Association.

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys running, cooking, and going on and sharing adventures with his four children.  He resides in West Chicago, IL.

For more information about making a donation to the American Cancer Society, call 312.372.0471.

To contact Stephen by email, click on stephen.carr@cancer.org