Stephanie Kenley
Circle Communications Network, LLC
Research, Major Gifts, and Recruitment

Stephanie Kenley conducts research, develops case material, conducts feasibility study interviews, writes grant proposals, and assists in training and implementation for capital campaigns.

She has worked in higher education and consulting since her graduation from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. Her experience spans fundraising, public relations, consulting, and recruiting in the fields of higher education and healthcare.

She previously served as a Development Officer for Arkansas State University, where she assisted alumni and friends of the university in making philanthropic decisions that benefited the ASU Foundation. She was responsible for alumni outreach, academic fund-raising, public relations and donor relations.

As a student, she was awarded for her contributions to Arkansas State University through her campus and community involvement when she received the R.E. Lee Wilson Award, and represented the student body by giving the graduating class remarks during commencement.

While completing her college coursework, she gained further experience in the field through public relations internships at the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Little Rock, AR, and St. Bernards Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro, AR.

Her experience includes:
• Prospect research
• Grant writing
• Major gift solicitation
• Proposal development
• Strategic planning and strengths and weaknesses assessment
• Executive recruitment, interviewing and offer negotiation for hospital and healthcare system clients throughout the United States.
• Effective communication, both oral and written, to large audiences and individuals