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Stacey Easterling

Stacey provides intellectual leadership on the Trust’s program architecture and grants portfolio. She guides the Trust’s seasoned program and strategic learning staff in the development of strategic funding opportunities, and importantly, seeks to help Maricopa County nonprofits meet their missions. She serves on the Board of Philanthropy Southwest and as Chair of the Governance Committee for Arizona Together for Impact.

Stacey has extensive experience working as a leader in both community-based and philanthropic organizations. Her philanthropic leadership experience encompasses national, state, and local levels and she has deep expertise in the areas of health and aging.

Most recently, Stacey served as the vice president of program for the Missouri Foundation for Health where she oversaw the strategic and operational leadership for grantmaking. Prior positions include serving as the director of community responsive grantmaking for the Cleveland Foundation where she led work in the areas of health, social services, education, arts and culture, economic development, and the environment. She also served as program executive for The Atlantic Philanthropies in New York City; here, as a member of the U.S. Aging Program, she managed a portfolio of $35 million working in the areas of economic security, older adult engagement (volunteerism and lifelong learning), and addressing the needs for elders of color.

Stacey received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her master’s in public health from the University of Michigan.