Stephen Whisnant


Stephen Whisnant is a philanthropic and humanitarian professional. He is the founder of Stephen Whisnant Strategies and currently serves as the Managing Director. In addition, he also works with the United States Institute of Peace as the Chief Development Officer and Campaign Director/Senior Advisor-Consultant.

Stephen serves on the board of the following organizations: World T.E.A.M. Sports; Collegiate Directions Inc.; Peace Players International; Junior Champions Tennis Center; Velodrome Development Foundation; EverWalk; Athletes for Hope; Project Renew.

His past professional experience includes: Director of Philanthropy at National Democracy Institute (2012-2014); Managing Director for the United States Olympic And Paralympic Committee (2010-2013); Vice President, Development and Investor Relations at Venture Philanthropy Partners(2005-2007); Senior Director at Vulcan Inc. (2003-2010); Co-Founder and Executive Director at World Team Sports (1993-2010); Director of Major Gifts at Davison College (1991-1993); Acting Director of Development and Senior Development Officer at Harvard University (1981-1991); Executive Director for the Presidential and Democratic Party Victory Fund for the Democratic National Committee (1987-1988).