Stefania Tafuro has been a Blue Lapis Light student since 2008 and has experienced first hand how powerful aerial movement can be in allowing individuals to express their inner beauty.
When not in the air, Stefania is a Senior Advisor at Corcoran & Co, an Austin-based fundraising agency. She has ten years’ experience in capital campaign management, major gifts fundraising, business development, event planning, and public relations. Prior to joining Corcoran & Co, Stefania served as Assistant Director for Development at the UT-Austin Environmental Science Institute, Capital Campaign Manager at ZACH Theatre, and Outreach and Public Relations Manager at Castle Hill Fitness. Stefania is passionate about providing non-profits with creative and enduring fundraising solutions that foster stewardship, growth, and service. She began her professional career in the non-profit sector in Los Angeles, where she worked at the ACLU of Southern California, the California Women’s Law Center, and the Disability Rights Legal Center at Loyola Law School. Stefania is fluent in English, German, Italian, French, and Spanish. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Free University of Berlin, Germany and she holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Bologna, Italy, where she is originally from. Stefania currently serves as secretary of the Blue Lapis Light Board and as Stewardship Chair of the Philanthropy Day 2016 Awards Luncheon Committee.