Development Officer, Major & Planned Gifts

Education:  B.A. Journalism, University of Memphis
Phone: 615-547-1235
Email: sferrell@cumberland.edu

Stephanie has been a professional fundraiser since 1997, having worked for Nashville organizations, New Horizons and Renewal House, as well as the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis.  She was the corporate and foundation relations officer for Cumberland University from 2006 to 2008 and in her current role as planned and major gifts officer since 2010.   She became a Certified Fund Raising Executive in 2001 and has been a board member of the Nashville chapter of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning since 2011.

As the planned and major gifts officer, her primary focus is working with people who would like to include Cumberland University in their estate plans, as well as those who are donors of $1,000 or more.

She hails from north Alabama, but grew up in Memphis, Tennessee.  Married with one son, she is an avid dog and cat rescuer, and doesn't want to mention how many pets she has currently.

Publications:  Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation since 2001