steve-t-profile-sm  Steven L. Titlebaum, CFRE
Board Member

Steven is a nonprofit management professional with 20+ years of experience, including 15 years of direct fundraising experience with local and national nonprofit organizations. He recently returned to Gallaudet University, the world’s only university with programs specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students, as Director of Development. Previously, he was Director of Resource Development for Capital Caring (formerly, Capital Hospice), where he managed corporate giving and created a Corporate Advisory Group.  He also led the Development Department for the Center for Science in the Public Interest.  

During his first stint at Gallaudet, as the Associate Director of Major and Planned Gifts, he was instrumental in the last capital campaign and created a new alumni class competition giving program. Steven also taught (in American Sign Language) an “Introduction to Fundraising” course at Gallaudet, the first of its kind offered by the University.

Currently he serves on the boards of DAWN, formerly Deaf Abused Women’s Network.  Previously, he served on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) DC Chapter from 2011- 2014 and on its Executive Committee as Vice President of Membership 2011-2012.  He continues his involvement with AFP DC serving on several committees and will be presenting at their upcoming conference.  

He served on the Interactivity Foundation’s policy panel focused on first-generation college students and has served on two other policy panels: “Future of Civil Rights” and “Future of Childhood”.  He spent 8+ years as a “Big Brother.”  Steven has a Master’s degree in Human Services Administration from Spertus College in Chicago; he became a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2007.