The Master of Nonprofit Leadership program presents a series on "The Critical Perspectives on Nonprofit Leadership", which explores relevant challenges and opportunities that are important for the success of nonprofit leaders, organizations and communities. Guest speakers focus on a specific topic of their expertise to inspire and encourage nonprofit excellence.

Join Stephanie Bray, chief engagement officer for Seattle Foundation, as she posits that the philanthropic sector can and must evolve if we are to assure a future where everyone can thrive. The philanthropic sector is undergoing a reckoning because of the inequities that the pandemic exposed and how that reckoning intersected with a racial reckoning in profound ways.

This series is part of the master of nonprofit leadership academic experience for students and is open to our partner members, Pacific staff and students, and invited guests. Guest speakers represent current and developing trends in nonprofit leadership and organizations. The series is part of the master of nonprofit leadership virtual residency and may also be offered throughout the program. 

About the Speaker

Image of Stephanie BrayStephanie Bray has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, having served local, regional and national organizations and institutions. She is currently the chief engagement officer for Seattle Foundation, a community foundation that serves Seattle and King County. Prior to that, she served as president and CEO of United Way California Capital Region.

Her other nonprofit experience includes roles as executive director of San Franciso Hospital Foundation and assistant dean for health sciences advancement at UC Davis Health System. Bray has held executive positions with the American Cancer Society, UNCF/The College Fund, Learning Ally, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Bray is a graduate of Douglass College, Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, and was a participant in Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management in July 2012. She has co-authored articles on racial equity and philanthropy, Black maternal health, and has been a guest lecturer on philanthropy at UC Davis School of Business. She lives in Seattle with her family and writes fiction in her free time.

Contact Us

Corky McReynolds PhD | Director
Justin McRobert | Admissions Counselor, Nonprofit Leadership Program
MNL@contact.pacificu.edu