Stephanie Morimoto has 16 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and nonprofit organization management. Currently, Stephanie serves as Chief External Relations Officer at New Leaders, a national nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports teacher leaders and principals to turn around low performing public schools.
Before joining New Leaders, Stephanie was vice president, regional development for Teach For America, where she grew funding from $30 million to $114 million, led the growth of Teach For America’s first individual giving campaign and built the organizational infrastructure to support the rapid growth and expansion of the program from 3500 teaching corps members to 7500.
Prior to that, Stephanie worked closely with the president and chief executive officer at WSEP Ventures, Inc., launching and directing a social enterprise training institute for nonprofit CEOs and advising nonprofits across the United States on growth strategy, social venture business planning and organizational capacity-building. Stephanie has also advised various political entrepreneurs and educational entities, including the Tennessee State Department of Education.
She enjoys authentic cuisine and local food movements and has a blog about incorporating more homegrown and homemade food in your life.