Stephanie Walsh

Director of Philanthropy

Regions covered: Arizona, New Mexico


Stephanie Walsh is Director of Philanthropy, Major Gifts. Prior to re-joining the American Cancer Society was the Director of Major and Planned Giving for Sojourner Center, a local domestic violence shelter.  Stephanie began her career at the American Cancer Society as a Field Representative in suburban Chicago where she managed an area board of directors and volunteers, staffed numerous events, including Relay For Life, and oversaw communication efforts.  With over 20 years’ experience, she has spent most of her career in healthcare philanthropy, with a focus on annual, mid, and major giving.  She relocated to Phoenix, AZ in 2013 to work for Banner Health, securing philanthropic support from individual donors for Banner Alzheimer’s Institute. 

Stephanie is a past president of West Suburban Philanthropic Network (WSPN) in the western suburbs of Chicago.  She is currently a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and for the past three years, has served on the Education Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals‘ Greater Arizona Chapter.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast communications and political science from North Central College (Naperville, IL) and Master of Business Administration from Aurora University (Aurora, IL).  In 2010, she was honored with WSPN’s Distinguished Service Award and in 2019 was accepted into Valley Leadership Accelerate 2019 program.

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To contact this Director of Philanthropy, please email stephanie.walsh@cancer.org.