Stephanie Kurzina

Vice President for Development and Communications

“Only an organization that has worked for decades on the root causes of poverty can understand how interrelated poverty and the rights of women are. I’ve always been passionate about women’s rights and human rights and working at Oxfam allows me to fulfill that every day.”

Stephanie chairs the Fundraising Team for the international Oxfam confederation which sets global strategies for increasing resources for reducing global poverty. The confederation raises more than $1.3 billion a year. She also oversees all fundraising and communications activities in the United States and has served as President of the Oxfam America Advocacy Fund, since its founding in 2004 to challenge laws and legislation that keep people in poverty.  She believes a key factor to overcoming global poverty is involving more constituents in the issues and in support of Oxfam’s campaigns designed to right the wrong of poverty. 

Before joining Oxfam in 1996, Stephanie held senior fundraising positions at major non-profit organizations including Joslin Diabetes Center, New England Aquarium, and United Way of Massachusetts Bay.  She has had extensive experience in all aspects of fundraising from annual giving to major campaigns, as well as strategic planning and communications. Stephanie holds a BA in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania where she began her career in the University’s development office.