Stephanie Pierce serves as annual giving director, providing oversight, strategy development, and analysis for the Interlochen Annual Fund and the IPR Annual Fund. Pierce is responsible for fundraising communication with donors through letter and email campaigns. She oversees the recurring giving programs for both funds, the Interlochen Evergreens and IPR Sustainers. She also manages fundraising campaigns such as the Interlochen Annual Fund's yearly giving day, Act for Art, and works with the annual giving team to execute IPR on-air fund drives. In addition, Pierce is also pleased to work closely with volunteer champions for the organization: the Interlochen Annual Funds Committee and student volunteers.
Pierce joined Interlochen in 2019 after serving as National Sales Director for Geotix, a tech start-up enabling local media companies to expand their market reach through online ticket sales. Prior to Geotix, Pierce spent over a decade working in the sustainable food movement, serving six years as the sales manager for Cherry Capital Foods, a local food hub and statewide food distributor. In her tenure, Pierce grew the sales team at Cherry Capital Foods from $1.5 million annually with a small group in Traverse City to a statewide team of 10 and $8 million in annual sales.
- Graduate of Leadership Grand Traverse
B.A., Speech Communication - Albion College