Strategic Gifts Manager
Deanna Sheaffer has 15+ years of non-profit advancement/development experience, primarily in education. Most recently, Deanna has been working with the Advancement Team at KIPP Houston as Senior Events Manager. Prior to her work at KIPP Houston, she was the Director of Alumni Support for Teach For America’s Houston office. She originally came to Houston as a 1991 Teach For America corps member. She left teaching to attend graduate school at Rice University. In 1999, Deanna joined Rice University as the Director of Alumni Engagement and Finance.
She is active in many local organizations including several area elementary, middle, and high school parent teacher organizations, the Braeswood Place Homeowners Association, Youth For Understanding international exchange program, and Amigos de las Americas nonprofit organization. Deanna holds a dual BS in Marketing/Public Relations from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University. She is married to a native Houstonian and is the crazed, yet proud, mother of four energetic boys.