Browning named VP of Development and Donor Services at Community Foundation

TUCSON, Ariz., (October 17, 2016) – The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) today announced Robert Stephen Browning has joined the organization as Vice President of Development and Donor Services. Browning will be responsible for managing fundraising and donor stewardship at CFSA while ensuring the highest standards of service are delivered to donors to help them connect to investments in the community. He will report to Clint Mabie, CFSA’s President and CEO.

“Steve brings a donor-driven perspective and sensibility to this role, which align perfectly with our focus on leading and inspiring donors to continue our collective journey of improving Southern Arizona,”  Mabie said. “Steve is an experienced nonprofit professional and nationally recognized manager.  Most importantly, he is a great person and is an active volunteer in the community. We are thankful he chose to come back to his hometown of Tucson.”

Browning brings decades of experience as a nonprofit leader focused on growth, sustainability and development. He has spent the majority of his career with the American Cancer Society where he served as the California Division’s Vice President for Distinguished Giving and as Vice President overseeing the Society’s largest region in the country. Browning most recently served as the President & CEO for Pet Partners, a national non-profit organization based in Bellevue, WA.

“Tucson and Southern Arizona offer an unprecedented opportunity for donor development and engagement,” said Browning. “I am thrilled to be working with such an established and respected organization as CFSA.”

Browning is a member of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). He is an alumnus of the formally Tucson-based group, Up with People!, as well as the University of Arizona, where he majored in Speech Communications and Journalism, and a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.