Stephanie Cornell

Venture Partner

Stephanie is a Venture Partner supporting DRK portfolio organizations as a board member on several boards. She was previously a Managing Director at DRK and a part of the Operating Committee and leadership team for over six years. She currently serves on the boards of DRK portfolio organizations Center on Rural Innovation, Healthy Learners, Khyeti, Merit America, Suyo, TeachUNITED, The Kelsey, and  Tiny Totos Kenya.  She previously served on the boards of alumni organizations Catie’s Closet, City Health WorksClean Energy Trust, Crisis Text Line, Equalize Health, IRAP, Lava Mae, StrongMinds, Upstream, and Y2Y.

Prior to joining DRK, Stephanie co-founded three social ventures: Strategic Grant Partners, a coalition of families that combines philanthropic investing and pro bono consulting to address issues for Massachusetts children in poverty; Project Healthy Children, which designs and implements food fortification programs in developing countries; and the Maranyundo Initiative, a boarding school for girls and teacher enrichment program in Rwanda.

She completed the Harvard Advanced Leadership fellowship and has been an advisor and board member for several nonprofit and philanthropic organizations including Demand Abolition, Year Up, Partners in Health, WGBH, RefugePoint, Resurge, Share Our Strength and Amazon Conservation Team.

Stephanie holds a BA in English and Environmental Studies from Oberlin College and an MBA from Stanford University.