Executive Director, ACC Foundation

Stephanie Dempsey

Stephanie Dempsey

Stephanie began her development career at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston where she worked with the pediatric program funded by the proceeds from the children’s Christmas Card Project.  She then raised funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a development associate.  Stephanie returned to Austin and became the first Executive Director of the Austin Community College Foundation. During her tenure, the Foundation’s assets have grown from $3,000 to $8.3M with $6.57M in endowment funds.  Ms. Dempsey has worked with the Foundation Board of Directors to raise over $15M for College scholarships and programs including the largest private gift to ACC - a $2.23 million contribution from St. David’s Foundation to name the Health Sciences Building at the Round Rock Campus and $1M pledge from Kinnser Software for nursing scholarships.  

Ms. Dempsey is responsible for all aspects of the Foundation office and private giving as well as board development, investments, fundraising campaigns, and scholarship administration.  In total, the Foundation has awarded $7M in scholarships to over 4900 students.

Ms. Dempsey is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and Texas Association of Community College Foundations (TACCF) where she is a past President of the organization.  

Stephanie is a native Austinite and graduated from Austin High School.  She received her degree in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Contact information: diina@austincc.edu, 512-223-7736.