Stephanie Urchick D’04 has been appointed to the Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. She will serve as a trustee until the end of June 2014. Trustees are responsible for managing the business of the Foundation, the not-for profit corporation supported solely by Rotarians and other’s voluntary contributions.
The current board of trustees consists of 15 appointed Rotarians from throughout the world, including Australia, Spain, the United States, Scotland, Korea, Canada, Brazil, Taiwan, India, Uganda, and Japan. Stephanie was selected as a trustee because of her outstanding passion and involvement in Rotary and commitment to Rotary’s highest ideal of Service Above Self.
“The world starts in our back yard, but it doesn’t end there. Helping others and impacting lives around the world begins with a single person,” Stephanie said. “The Foundation is the arm of Rotary which educates and improves the quality of life for people and children most in need, and I am honored to have been chosen as a trustee of this responsibility.”
Stephanie joined Rotary in 1991 and is currently a member of the Canonsburg-Houston Rotary Club. She served as Rotary District 7330 governor in 1998–1999 and was a representative for the Council on Legislation in 2004 and 2007. Her international service with Rotary includes traveling to India and Nigeria for National Immunization Days, securing mammography equipment in Poland, and installing bio-sand filters in homes throughout the Dominican Republic. She is a Rotary benefactor, Bequest Society member, and major donor and has received the Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award.
Stephanie is executive director of the Southpointe CEO Association and the Southpointe Property Owners’ Association. She handles business development for Robert Morris University and owns a presentation-skills coaching business.
She graduated with her Doctorate in Leadership from IUP in 2004 and received a Master’s in Education from Duquesne University in 1985 and a Bachelor’s in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania is 1976. She lives in Canonsburg, Pa.
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 1.2 million Rotary members in 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary clubs have been serving communities worldwide for more than a century. Western Pennsylvania Rotary Districts 7280, 7300, and 7330 consist of 135 Rotary clubs which hold 3,903 members as of July 1, 2012. For more information, visit Rotary.