CFSA Staff Spotlight: Shari Stapleton-Smith

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is excited to give you a chance to get to know our Board of Trustees and our Team through Board & Staff Spotlights!

Get to Know Shari!

Shari has been part of the CFSA team for 10 years and loves working with such a caring team who works hard to make an impact every day. As part of the Philanthropy Team, Shari connects with Legacy Donors and serves as a trusted resource for both CFSA staff and donors.

Fun Facts about Shari:

If you could live anywhere, where would that be?
I’d love to live closer to my children and grandchildren, but it would be quite a feat since there are four kids and they all live in different states!

What does your perfect vacation look like?
It’s warm, there is water, it is somewhat secluded, my husband is with me and there are no specific plans.

What is your favorite food?
Pizza is my all-time favorite food, and has been since I was 16. I guess in some ways we never grow up!

Who is your favorite musical artist?
One of my favorites is Brandi Carlile. Singer, songwriter, love her voice, her lyrics, and she’s awesome to see in person! Another favorite is Robert Earl Keen.

What word would you add to the dictionary if you could, and what would it mean?
Eyefrowns. I just like it – it is an alternative to eyebrows!

What do you like most about working for CFSA?
I love the team here and our commitment to our community.

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