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Tanya Stephens

Purpose Driven
Lifelong Learner

Tanya Stephens

Office Manager


Tanya has an MBA in figuring out how to get things done. As a self-taught operations leader, she is certified to manage CU Strategic Planning’s business administration platform. Her technical prowess ranges from G Suite, Blackbaud and Convio to Page Builder, Team Raiser, Funraise, and WordPress. In less than a month at CU Strategic Planning she had already earned the credentials of Community Development Certified Financial Counselor. You name it, she’s mastered it!

The perfect ambassador to CU Strategic Planning’s clients, Tanya’s career is purpose-guided. She came to CU Strategic Planning from the Festival of Children Foundation where she was the Manager of Communication & Administration, coordinating with over 450 children’s charities nationwide. She lives a life of giving back, from volunteering at food banks and missions to evaluating and certifying therapy animals. She sits on two boards: one advancing the care and training of service dogs and the other saving animal lives by providing pet oxygen masks to be used by first response and firefighters.

Tanya has six children, seven grandchildren and lives in the Pacific Northwest where she loves to hike, photograph nature and explore.