20 Oct Vail Place Staff Profile: Stefano LoVerso
Stefano LoVerso is part of the development team at Vail Place and in January he will have been with the organization for 15 years. His many tasks include cultivating corporate and private foundation relationships, grant writing, pursuing sponsorships and community presentations, and helping with legislative outreach. On top of that, Stefano develops the Dr. Vail Hour program in collaboration with his wife Mary. It’s one of our most popular events every year.
Stefano says the two most rewarding parts of his job are working with the very collaborative team at Vail Place and the opportunities to work directly with members. You may not know that Stefano has a “past life” working in theater. “I really enjoy working on the Dr. Vail Hour every year. It gives me a chance to tap into my theater skills,” Stefano says. “Plus I enjoy working with members and staff that I don’t otherwise connect with regularly.”
Stefano says his biggest goals in the coming year are to develop new funding partners and create new community relationships. These efforts help spread the word and build support for Vail Place.
Stefano’s many interests outside of his professional life include spending time with his family, running (when he can avoid injuries!), reading and writing. Stefano has several favorite quotes that he often returns to for inspiration. Here is one of his favorites from Krishnamurti:
When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely – the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears – when you give your whole attention to it.