Executive Director, Perenchio Foundation
2023 HALO Award Selection Committee
Stephania serves as the Executive Director of the Perenchio Foundation, a major philanthropic organization in Los Angeles. Through targeted giving, the Perenchio Foundation is working to fortify the LA arts community – strengthening the sector as a pillar of the regional economy. As a Mexican immigrant, Stephania brings a deep commitment to the Foundation’s mission of fostering equitable, culturally vibrant, and inclusive communities. Stephania’s extensive experience in philanthropy includes nearly a decade in strategic roles at California Community Foundation. There she spearheaded the 2020 US Census “We Count LA” campaign, the largest community outreach effort in the nation, which included the development of a $30+ million pooled fund. She also led the Fellowship for the Visual Artists program to support artists who live, work, and create in LA County. Since 1988, the program has awarded more than $5.5 million in unrestricted grants to 319 artists.