Vice President for Advancement
Stephanie Grinage joined the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) as vice president for Advancement in June 2018. She serves as the primary strategic partner in cultivating and maintaining new and existing relationships with major donors and oversees and manages all aspects of IBRI’s fundraising programs.
Prior to IBRI she served as associate vice chancellor for Medical Advancement and associate dean for the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine where she directed all advancement activities across the College of Medicine campuses to maximize private philanthropy. Prior to UIC, she served in fundraising positions as KU Endowment’s vice president for Medical Development supporting the University of Kansas Medical Center; associate vice president for the University of South Florida/USF Health, and in leadership development positions with Arizona State University and Wichita State University.
Stephanie is a veteran of three significant endowment campaigns: the $1 billion Campaign Illinois initiative, the Campaign for Leadership at Arizona State University, and the $1.2 billion, “Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas”. During her tenure at KU Endowment, she was a member of the team that created the KU Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation, a model for philanthropy, industry and academia to collaborate in advancing university innovations in the life sciences. Most recently, she was instrumental in launching the $750 million IGNITE campaign for UIC.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan., she also attended Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., and she is completing her Executive Masters in Health Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.