Stephanie Brigger by donor wall

Dec 09, 2020 / Spotlight

Get to Know our Staff: Stephanie Brigger, Development

What is your role at Scottish Rite for Children? How long have you worked here?
I celebrated my 33rd anniversary last spring. I am blessed to have had two careers at Scottish Rite. I am a registered nurse and served as the Administrator of Ambulatory Care for the first 15 years. I am now the Vice President of Development and for the past 18 years, I have been blessed to work with our donors, who allow us to do ALL of the amazing holistic, patient care activities that make this place so special and unique. 

You have been in development and charitable giving for quite some time. Can you talk about what drew you to this profession?
In Ambulatory Care, I was able to have a firsthand experience as we delivered the BEST patient care and I wanted to be able to share this experience with others. I am so committed to the mission of this organization and I am blessed to be able to share our story with potential friends and donors. Building relationships while helping match the needs of this institution with the donors’ needs is extremely gratifying. 

What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite?
The culture and people. Scottish Rite is truly the BEST health care experience!

How has Scottish Rite been able to adapt fundraising activities during COVID-19? 
The Development, Special Events and Communications teams were able to re-invent our annual signature event, Treasure Street, into a very successful, fun and virtual event. We definitely miss seeing and hosting our friends in person, however we are able to stay in touch with Zoom calls, telephone calls, e-mails and written notes.

What’s your take on the climate of giving right now?
At Scottish Rite, our fundraising philosophy is all about making friends. What we have found through economic ups and downs, is much like family, your friends stick with you through good times and bad. We have been fortunate to experience this commitment and generosity during this past nine months from our friends.

As we enter what is traditionally known as the giving season, what are some ways people can make a meaningful impact? 
If you have previously experienced the holidays at Scottish Rite, you know how generous the community can be. Unfortunately, all in person toy donations have been temporarily suspended. To continue to spread the cheer for our children, you can order gifts from the Scottish Rite Amazon Holiday Wishlist and items will be delivered right to our door.

What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?
I would love to bicycle through Tuscany after visiting the Vatican.

What is special about the place you grew up?
I grew up in Iowa with my six sisters; there was never a dull moment!

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working? 
I love spending time with family, friends, riding my Peloton and taking brisk walks/hiking. 

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