Steven W. Wallace brings 28 years of philanthropy experience to his work in executive search and leadership consulting with ALG clients. His expertise covers a wide array of disciplines, including: fundraising; team building; donor relations, recognition and stewardship; board management; and the increasingly important field of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I). Throughout his career, Steven has helped some of the nation’s most prestigious healthcare and higher education institutions expand their programs and achieve their philanthropic goals.
Previously he served as an associate vice president in the Office of Philanthropy at City of Hope (COH), working with major donors and leading a team of fundraisers focused on the Hematologic Malignancies Research Institute. He was a member of the leadership team at COH’s Division of Health Equities, helping to lead development for both internal and external DE&I programs.
Prior to joining City of Hope, Steven worked for 12 years with Providence Health & Services, one of America’s ten largest health systems, serving as vice president of development for both Providence Holy Cross Foundation and Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation – fundraising roles that included a heavy emphasis on stakeholder engagement, as well as Board recruitment and management.
Prior to entering the healthcare field, Steven successfully fundraised for California State University, Northridge (CSUN), where he also managed a volunteer advisory board for the Jewish Studies program. Before joining CSUN, Steven served as senior associate director of development for the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business where he established new recognition and communications programs for alumni donors, including The Harper Society, which still exist to this day. Before moving to Chicago, Steven was director of donor relations for Columbia University in New York, and held administrative positions at Hunter College’s School of Health Sciences in New York. His first fundraising position was at UC San Francisco School of Dentistry.
A frequent presenter at Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in Donor Relations conferences, Steven received his Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley and Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.