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Sydney Stigge-Kaufman, Executive Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships

Sydney Stigge-Kaufman is a strategic communications, grant writing and program development professional with more than 17 years’ experience advancing efforts in community non-profits, university and K-12 public education environments. Since joining the East St. Louis School District in 2012, Sydney has helped secure over $50 million in competitive grants. She holds a bachelor’s degree in both English and Bible & Religion from Bethel College (Kansas) and a Master of Social Work from Florida State University.