Membership Chair, Stephanie Schwartz, is the Tallahassee & Panama City Development Officer for Equality Florida – creating support and raising awareness of LGBTQ, Equality and Diversity issues in the Big Bend. Previously, Stephanie worked in development for a local HIV/AIDS advocacy nonprofit. Chosen as the agency’s first front-line fundraiser, Stephanie worked to identify and cultivate relationships with existing and prospective donors, community stakeholders, volunteers, and corporate partners. Stephanie also worked for many years in local media sales and was a top producer in account sales and retention. A UF Gator by degree (Bachelor of Science in Public Relations), today Stephanie loudly cheers for the FSU Seminoles in all sports, Go ‘Noles! Besides being President of the Big Bend Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, she is also a member of the Sunrise Rotary. Stephanie and her partner, Laura, live with their four-legged children, Eli and Simone.