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Deputy Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Stephanie Kauffman

As deputy senior vice president of strategic partnerships, Stephanie Kauffman is responsible for scaling the growth of corporate, foundation, individual and public fundraising initiatives, as well as cultivating strategic partnerships for Americares. Kauffman also directs the health-focused relief and development organization’s partnerships growth strategy, new partnership models and broadens engagement with Americares corporate, foundation, public, pharmaceutical and health partners.

Prior to joining Americares in 2020, Kauffman served as the chief partnerships officer at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, where she led revenue growth and brand visibility through best-in-class partnerships, including the landmark Blizzard Entertainment x Overwatch “Pink Mercy” gaming alliance, which raised a record $12.7 million in two weeks from the global gaming community.

Prior to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Kauffman was a longtime marketing and brand partnerships executive at Universal Studios, a division of NBCUniversal. She held the role of senior vice president, global alliances for Universal’s worldwide film, home entertainment and theme parks business units. Under her leadership, Universal formed partnerships with global brands on blockbuster film and theme park integrations, sponsorships and marketing campaigns including the multi-year Fast & Furious film franchise partnership with Fiat Chrysler’s Dodge brand.

Kauffman earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Florida Southern College. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the International Women’s Media Foundation, which champions strengthening women’s roles and voice in global media.