USCHS Names New Development Vice President

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U.S. Capitol Historical Society Names New Development Vice President

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society is pleased to announce that Laura McCulty Stepp has joined its senior staff as Vice President of Membership and Development as of January 12, 2015.  Ms. Stepp succeeds Rebecca Evans who has led the Society’s development department since 1997.

Ms. Stepp has more than 25 years of broad fundraising, program and marketing experience.  She comes to the Society from the American Association of University Women where she worked in development from 2006 to 2014, most recently as Vice President of Annual Giving.  In that position, she was responsible for non-dues revenue for AAUW’s national organization with 1,000 branches and more than 100,000 members and supporters.  She brings expertise in major gifts, direct mail campaigns, sponsorships, earned income, grants and corporate giving.  Ms. Stepp has held previous development positions at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, and The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges.  Additionally, she was program director for Computer Learning Centers under a Housing and Urban Development grant at Kent State University, Trumbull Campus, during which she was a recipient of the Best Practices Award, HUD Statewide Winner, 2000.  She is a graduate of The Ohio State University.

USCHS president Ronald A. Sarasin welcomed Ms. Stepp: “We are excited to have Laura McCulty Stepp take the helm of the Society’s fundraising team.  Her strategic planning background, relationship building talents, and passion for history are a winning combination.  I want to take this opportunity also to thank Becky Evans for her many years of dedicated and outstanding service on behalf of the Society.  We wish her the best as she enters retirement.”


The United States Capitol Historical Society, founded in 1962 and chartered by Congress in 1978, is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization charged with educating the public on the rich heritage of the Capitol building and the United States Congress.