Stephanie W. Harris, JD
Development Director, Ohio State Legal Services Association
Stephanie W. Harris has over 20 years experience in marketing, fundraising and business development. She previously served as Senior Vice President for Development at the United Way of Central Ohio. Prior to that she was the Director of Development for the Ohio State Legal Services Association and its affiliates – The Legal Aid Society of Columbus, the Ohio Poverty Law Center and Southeastern Ohio Legal Services. Stephanie also served as Director of Marketing and Development for a consortium of early childhood education programs, funded by United Way of Central Ohio and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Stephanie received her Bachelor’s and JD from The Ohio State University. Her career has included work in New Orleans, Louisiana where she directed the Program Development office of the local community action agency, Total Community Action, Inc., and moved on to direct the Public Relations office for the City of New Orleans, before serving as Managing Editor for Gambit Newspapers. In 1986 Stephanie was recruited by Gannett Newspapers to direct the marketing department for the Ft. Myers News-Press in Ft. Myers, FL. She returned to Columbus in 1992, went to law school, and began her work with non-profit organizations in Ohio with a focus on helping social service providers develop marketing and resource development plans and programs that create brand awareness and provide sustained support.