C.H.E.F. ®'s Health Equity Partners™ Division Hires New Fund Development Director

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Seattle-based Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.®) announced that it has hired Stephen Kepher as Fund Development Director for its Health Equity Partners™ division.

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The addition of Steve as Fund Development Director represents a significant new opportunity for our organization to expand the outstanding program work we do both nationally and throughout Washington State

Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.®), the entrepreneurial nonprofit organization long known for its mission to promote health and quality of life through education, announced that it has hired Stephen Kepher as Fund Development Director for its Health Equity Partners™ division. In this newly created position, Kepher will oversee planning and implementation of all fund development activities for the organization as part of an effort to reduce health inequities through advocacy, education, grant-making, and partnerships. Reporting directly to Kathy Burgoyne, Vice President of C.H.E.F.'s Health Equity Partners division, Kepher will also work closely with key staff members to facilitate the process.

Kepher has spent much of his professional career in nonprofit fund development. Most recently, he spent two years as the Development Director at University Prep Academy in Seattle, during which time he successfully led the first phase of their endowment campaign and launched a new capital campaign. Immediately prior to that, Kepher spent ten years as Director of Development at the Drew School in San Francisco, where he created the organization's Development Program, successfully conducted a capital campaign, and created a Major Gifts Program. Earlier in his career, Kepher also held leadership positions for nine years as Director of Development at the Cathedral School for Boys in San Francisco, and thirteen months as Associate Director of Development at the College of Chemistry at UC Berkeley.

"The addition of Steve as Fund Development Director represents a significant new opportunity for our organization to expand the outstanding program work we do both nationally and throughout Washington State," said Kathy Burgoyne. "With a dedicated professional resource in place to handle fundraising initiatives of all kinds, we will now have greater capacity to support the organization's mission and cultivate relationships with governmental agencies, private organizations, individuals and corporations. In his new position, Steve brings to our organization a wealth of experience, an outstanding record of accomplishment, and the type of innovative thinking that will serve us well in the future."

Kepher received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California and his Masters Degree in History from the University of Glasgow.

About Comprehensive Health Education Foundation

Founded in 1974, Seattle-based Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.®) is a nationally known nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote health and quality of life through education. With a long history of innovation in bringing better health to individuals and communities, C.H.E.F.'s efforts today focus on reducing health inequities through a powerful combination of advocacy, education, grant-making, and partnerships, as well as consulting. Whether assisting organizations in becoming more effective advocates for change as part of its Health Equity Partners™ division, or providing consulting to help organizations become more sustainable through its MissionWise® division, C.H.E.F. brings together foundations, government, nonprofits, and coalitions to create a social movement to eliminate health inequities. For information about C.H.E.F. and MissionWise, please visit http://www.chef.org and http://www.missionwise.org or call 1.800.323.2433.

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