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About Deb Stallings, CEO & Founder

For more than 30 years, Deb has helped to empower social-profit organizations through fundraising, leadership,strategic planning, and organizational development. 

A native of Tennessee, Deb developed one of the state’s first and largest Supported Employment programs in the state  while serving as Director of Adult Services at Signal Centers, a United Cerebral Palsy Center.

After moving to California in 1996, Deb began working in social justice movements bringing critical leadership and resources to Equal Rights Advocates, a national civil rights organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls. 

For the past decade, Deb has been at Horizons Foundation, the world’s oldest and largest community foundation serving the LGBTQ community. She works closely with Horizons’ staff, board, and committees in all areas of fund development, with a special emphasis on cultivating legacy gifts. She also serves as a trusted philanthropic advisor to Horizons’ donor-advisors and Bay Area professional advisors. 

Deb’s visionary work engaging donors and other key stakeholders resulted in the foundation’s historic Now and Forever Campaign, which has raised more than $100 million in legacy commitments for the LGBTQ community.