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Sophie Stava

Sophie Stava is a senior associate in Witt/Kieffer’s Education practice and is based in the firm’s Irvine, CA office. Sophie identifies senior academic leaders, including presidents, provosts, vice presidents and deans, for public and private colleges and universities and other not-for-profit organizations.

Before joining Witt/Kieffer, Sophie was Associate Director of Development for the Paul Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine (UCI). In this role, she developed strategies to manage and sustain a membership-based philanthropic pipeline, while supporting a major gifts program for the school. Prior to that, Sophie was Development Associate for the UCI Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment Disorders, where she identified, cultivated, solicited and stewarded donors and potential donors. She also coordinated, planned and executed development-related events.

Sophie has previously volunteered as a hotline crisis counselor for the Suicide Prevention Center with Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services in California.

B.A., English, University of California, Santa Barbara

Sophie Stava
Senior Associate
2 Park Plaza
Suite 1140
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: 949-851-5070
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